Congratulations to the WVCBA's Educator of the Month for May: John Gonzalez, Science Teacher at Adolfo Camarillo High School! The ceremony was held on May 20 at the school with John attending virtually. According to Principal to Matt La Belle, John is a teacher that "goes above and beyond for his own class as well as others."
Thank you to the generous sponsors of the program - Coastal Embroidery, Trophies Etc., and Coastal Sign Shop - and to those who graciously donated gifts to honor our educators: Express Employment Professionals, John Gardner of TRIAD Leadership Group, KidSTREAM, Ventura County Credit Union, and Gary Cushing of Marie Callender’s in Camarillo.
Ian also received certificates from the City of Camarillo, presented by Mayor Shawn Mulchay; Supervisor Kelly Long, presented by Brian Miller; and Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, Senator Monique Limon, and Congresswoman Julia Brownley who were unable to attend.
Here are more facts about Teacher of the Month John Gonzalez:
School Leadership & Responsibilities: Department Chair/WASC Leader/Instructional coach/Data team
Extra Curricular Activity Commitments: Boys Golf Coach
Student & Teacher Academic Relationships: Engaging, "fun", full of energy, great communicator
Impact on Students: Students enjoy difficult AP classes and succeed
Community / District Involvement: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) team
Subject Matter Influence: Chemistry
ABOUT THE EDUCATOR OF THE MONTH PROGRAM
The WVCBA Education Committee supports and plans the Camarillo Educator of the Month program each school year. The program began in 1987 by the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce to provide special recognition for local educators who have demonstrated excellence in carrying out their duties. Principals and parent-teacher organizations from Pleasant Valley, Somis, Oxnard Union and Ventura County Schools (in Camarillo area only), Mesa School Districts, Charter Schools and CSU Channel Islands are asked to nominate an educator. Six educators are recognized throughout the school year from December through May.