This year's nominess are:
Sandy Davis is the ECEA division’s nominee.
· Sandy has taught Civics, History, Leadership, and English in Pathways as well as Peer Counseling and 9th and 12th grade English.
· Sandy’s commitment extends beyond her classroom as her programs affect the entire student body. Peer Counseling, DB Forum, as well as a number of other programs she has initiated embody the district vision to serve “every student, every day.”
· Sandy advocates for the “emotional and academic well-being of the whole student” and school by working with students to establish, maintain, and build a comprehensive Peer Counseling program.
· In addition to all of her efforts on campus, Sandy continues to develop as a professional educator and has presented at state-wide conferences in 2005 and 2009 for Career & Technical Education conferences.
Johnny Hwang is the STEM division’s nominee.
· Johnny maintains the highest standards for both his students and for himself.
· Johnny’s students have consistently scored above the national and school-wide averages on AP exams in the subjects he teaches.
· Johnny developed and spearheads the Your World project that all AP Environmental Science students participate in each year. Over the years there have been many positive changes both on- and off-campus that resulted directly from Your World projects.
· Johnny took the initiative to start up and teach our students an outstanding course in robotics.
Ty Watkins is the Health & Humanities division’s nominee.
· Ty is currently teaching AP U.S. History and American History
· Ty is currently the Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach as well as the Varsity Boys Golf Head Coach
· Ty is the club advisor for FBLA
· Currently serving as a Master Teacher
“Teachers almost never observe teachers teach. But I’ve heard the students talking, and they are unanimous that Ty is fun, engaging, and effective.”