Congratulations to the WVCBA's Educator of the Month Sarah Perry, a Science Teacher (7th-8th Grade) at Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School (SRTMS). An educator for 18 years, Sarah was surprised with the honor at a staff meeting on March 22.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Sarah is SRTMS’s department head for science, CJSF coordinator and peer tutoring coordinator. She’s also a member of Pleasant Valley School District’s (PVSD) science curriculum team and the lead teacher in a recent science pilot for a new science curriculum. Outside of work, she volunteers with the Camarillo Animal shelter foster dog program, which she promotes on social media and within the school.
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.
Sarah 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's why Principal Kelly Borchard nominated Sarah for the honor:
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.