The 22nd annual ECCLA Teacher Awards Reception brought over 300 educators and their guests to the Natural History Museum.
We were delighted to receive 52 outstanding teacher nominations from 47 ECCLA schools this year. All nominees were honored in an elegant ceremony and received a bag of goodies and a City of Los Angeles certificate in recognition of their service to education from Councilwoman Jan Perry. Winning teachers received a cash prize of $500 and the runner up received $100.
An extra $500 teacher prize was awarded because the panel of judges were so deeply impressed with two of the nominees in the same category (Mary Lewis at Foshay Learning School and Antoinette Pippin at the Alexander Science Center School) that they could not choose between them.
ECCLA/USC Good Neighbor Award Winners
K-6 Winner: Mary Lewis, Science, Foshay Learning Center (tie)
K-6 Winner: Antoinette Pippin, 4th Grade, Alexander Science Center School (tie)
7-12 Winner: Marc Kelly, Adapted Physical Education, Lanterman High School
ECCLA/USC Area-Wide Award Winners
K-6 Winner: Elyce Feld Cabrera, 3rd Grade, Budlong Elementary
7-12 Runner Up: Vanessa Sandoval, History, Alliance College Ready Academy High School #5
7-12 Winner: Ana Parra, Math, Jefferson High School Early College Academy at LATTC