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Board Actions Summary and Public Testimony 5-04-21

Board Actions Summary and Public Testimony 5-04-21
Posted on 05/06/2021

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5-4-21 Board Actions Summary, Special Meeting

Trustees Barrera, Bazzo, Beiser, McQuary and Whitehurst-Payne, and Student Board Member Patterson were present via Zoom Webinar. 

The meeting video is available at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhOUJOkRYb4.

A.1. Call to Order, Roll Call, Establish Quorum

A.2. Opening Remarks, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem

The following items were heard as Informational only:

A.3. Day of the Teacher Proclamation, Superintendent's Remarks, SDEA President's Remarks

A.4. Presentation of 2021 San Diego Education Fund Scholarships

Teacher scholarships: 

  • Cielo Sanchez, student at San Diego High School, International Studies 
  • Briana Aldape, student at Mission Bay High School


STEM scholarship:

  • Zuadi Farah, student at Preuss School UCSD

A.5. Recognition of 2021 Site Teacher of the Year Honorees, District Teacher of the Year Candidates, and District Teacher of the Year Winners and Runners-Up

2021 Teachers of the Year:

  • Thomas Courtney, Chollas-Mead Elementary School
  •  Guadalupe Celadon, Creative and Performing Media Arts Middle School
  •  Sharon Apple, Hoover High School

2021 Teachers of the Year Runners-Up:


  •  Janice Anderson, Johnson Elementary School
  •  Renee Thomas, Marston Middle School
  •  Francia Pinillos, TRACE School 


2020 Teachers of the Year:

  •  Kelly Ann Young, Lindbergh-Schweitzer Elementary School
  •  Paula Richardson, Wilson Middle School
  •  Deirdre Fabian, Morse High School

2020 Teachers of the Year Runners-Up:

  • Melissa Taleb, Language Academy
  • Erica Soto-Nauta, dePortola Middle School
  • Jill Schenk, San Diego High School

The next regular meeting will be held on May 11, 2021.