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Terry McClurg joins her husband Rescue USD Teacher of the Year Rob McClurg, Lake Forest Elementary Principal Bruce Peters, RUSD Superintendent David Swart and Buckeye USD Superintendent David Roth, left to right, for a photo after Rob received his award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

No cell phones, paper planes (do kids still do that?) or whispers — Three of El Dorado Hills’ great teachers had the audience’s full attention last Wednesday as they received Teacher of the Year awards during the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills breakfast meeting. Receiving top grades were Lake Forest Elementary teacher Rob McClurg, […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teachers of the Year

Terry McClurg joins her husband Rescue USD Teacher of the Year Rob McClurg, Lake Forest Elementary Principal Bruce Peters, RUSD Superintendent David Swart and Buckeye USD Superintendent David Roth, left to right, for a photo after Rob received his award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

   

Comments Off / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Gallery Posts | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Oak Ridge science teacher honored for passion

As an Oak Ridge High School science teacher with more than 25 years of experience, Barbara Olson is unquestionably passionate about teaching chemistry and physiology to her students. But Olson becomes particularly excited to discuss motivating her female students to pursue advanced science studies and, ideally, a technical education and career. “Back in my day, […]

Comments Off / September 12, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Folsom teachers learning at D.C. institute

Kelly Hillesland, a teacher at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom; Nicole Kukral, a teacher with the Area 3 Writing Project in Davis; and Heidi Painter, a teacher at Folsom High School, have been selected from a pool of more than 500 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources […]

Comments Off / June 04, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Teachers unhappy with deal

Fourteen Rescue Union School District teachers will not lose their jobs and every teacher in the district will receive a cash bonus. Superintendent David Swart released a statement last week, stating: “On Tuesday, April 23, the Board of Trustees of the Rescue Union School District held a special meeting to consider approval of a Tentative […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Parents, teachers rally for smaller classes, better pay

Jackson teacher Gerry Neal holds up signs supporting teachers at the RUSD board meeting. Photo by Julie Samrick

Emotions ran high at last week’s Rescue Union School District board meeting where parents and teachers implored the five-person board not to lay off more teachers, but instead spend some of the district’s surplus funds to save jobs and give all teachers a pay raise. Fourteen of the lowest tenured, or non-tenured, teachers in the district received pink […]

1 Comment / April 15, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge teacher recognized for all the good

Oak Ridge Social Studies teacher Steve Seely received the California League of Schools' Educator of the Year award. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

“Teaching provides an unlimited opportunity to do good,” said Steve Seely, an Oak Ridge High School social science teacher Seely has done a lot of good and was recently selected as the California League of High Schools’ 2013 State High School Educator of the Year. “I see these kinds of awards as a way to recognize […]

1 Comment / March 24, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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