English teacher and yearbook advisor Deborah Clifford was chosen as Diamond Bar High School's Teacher of The Year 2010-11. Each year, the teachers in the three academic departments of Diamond Bar High School name a teacher of the year within their divisions. From those three, the entire staff votes which teacher will be Diamond Bar High School's Teacher of the Year. The winner was announced during the Staff Appreciation Luncheon put on by our Magnificent Seven parent's organization on Friday, May 20.
DEBORAH CLIFFORD (DIVISION: English, Career Education & The Arts)
• Mrs. Clifford has taught at Diamond Bar for 24 years. Currently, she teaches AP Literature, English 3 Honors, and is in her 5th year as Yearbook advisor and teacher. She is a pillar of experience and strength in the English department. She is as equally comfortable in front of an AP class as she is in front of an ELD 1 class. In addition to teaching, advising, and volunteering for our sports teams, Deborah frequently serves on WASC visiting committees.
• Mrs. Clifford knows that teaching is built upon experience and gives freely of hers to help her colleagues grow professionally. Her WASC experience continues to benefit our successes with the accreditation process. She is a “go-to” person for the “baby teachers,” as she affectionately calls them, and warmly welcomes observers to her classroom. She has been instrumental in implementing the true aim of Professional Learning Communities and works to ensure that all voices are heard in those groups.
• Mrs. Clifford is a dedicated and expert teacher who continues to challenge herself and her colleagues to make all of our students’ experiences relevant and valuable.