Band and orchestra instructor Steve Acciani was chosen as Diamond Bar High School's Teacher of The Year 2012-13. 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 Thursday, April 25.
- Steve Acciani has taught and coached in WVUSD for 24 years. 6 of those years have been at Diamond Bar High School.
- He is the consummate team player. He lends a hand to EVERYONE who asks and recognizes the importance of balancing our school's dedication to the four A's. He has made it a priority that the music program support Athletics, Academics, Activities and the Arts. Where HAVEN'T you seen a group of his kids performing?
- He directs one of the largest, programs on DBHS's campus. This year alone, there are over 600 students taking some type of music instruction. Until recently, he was teaching these classes almost single-handedly.
- He founded and has tirelessly raised funding for the Performing Arts Academy. Because of his efforts, students benefit from top tier music instruction.
- Every year, Mr. Acciani's students are recognized as top musicians in the state, region, and nation. Additionally, more and more students are choosing to continue their music education at the post-secondary level. And, even if a student isn't pursuing a music major, Steve still volunteers his time and resources to help kids reach their destinations.
- He student taught in 1988 and coached football, basketball and baseball form 1990 to 2003