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Rotary celebrates teachers

BEST GIFT —€” Buckeye Union School District Teacher of the Year Ann Harry, center, was given a premium parking space by William Brooks Elementary School Principal Kathi Jensen, left. Rotray Club President Bill Tobin presented a plaque to Harry. Village Life photo by Noel Stack
BEST GIFT —€” Buckeye Union School District Teacher of the Year Ann Harry, center, was given a premium parking space by William Brooks Elementary School Principal Kathi Jensen, left. Rotray Club President Bill Tobin presented a plaque to Harry. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Kind words and praise summed up the accomplishments of three local teachers as administrators gushed over them at the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ annual Teacher of the Year ceremony Wednesday morning.

OAK RIDGE HIGH STUDENTS Ben Tillisch, left, and Brigette Amidon, both juniors, couldn't wait to congratulate Oak Ridge's Teacher of the Year Angela Brown, center, who was also joined by Asst. Principal Pam Bartlett and Rotary Club president Bill Tobin. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Oak Ridge High School
Asst. Principal Pam Bartlett brought an entire essay on Teacher of the Year Angela Brown, who teaches history and government courses.

This “teacher extraordinaire” is “intelligent, invested and inspirational,” according to Bartlett. “She’s committed to bringing out the best in her students.” Two 11th-grade students even came to the Rotary event to support their teacher.

 

BEST GIFT —€” Buckeye Union School District Teacher of the Year Ann Harry, center, was given a premium parking space by William Brooks Elementary School Principal Kathi Jensen, left. Rotray Club President Bill Tobin presented a plaque to Harry. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Buckeye Union School District
Ann Harry received as much praise for what she does outside of the classroom as what she does inside.

William Brooks Elementary School Principal Kathi Jensen said the third-grade teacher “will never be old. She keeps up and keeps sharp to be on top of her game.” Harry, who lost a child to a brain tumor, has tirelessly dedicated her time to the cause, raising $250,000 for pediatric brain tumor research through the Sam Harry Foundation.

 

ESTA BIEN — Rescue Union School District Teacher of the Year Norma Pettit, left, is congratualted by Asst. Superintendent David Swart and Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Bill Tobin. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

ESTA BIEN — Rescue Union School District Teacher of the Year Norma Pettit, left, is congratualted by Asst. Superintendent David Swart and Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Bill Tobin. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Rescue Union School District
Middle School English language learners teacher Norma Pettit demonstrated admirable commitment to her students, according to Asst. Superintendent David Swart, who said, “Norma has gone beyond the call of duty. She’s involved in the lived of our students and their families.”

Pettit’s efforts to get families who do not speak English involved in the community are admirable, he continued. Pettit shared the credit for her success with fellow teacher Liz Ulmer, saying, “Every year we just want to better what we’ve done.”

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