Five deserving West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) school teachers were given the shock of their professional lives recently when they received surprise visits notifying them they won the “2017 Teaching Excellence Award.”
“I am in awe of the hard work, commitment, and passion that this year’s Teaching Excellence winners show and give our students on a daily basis,” Superintendent Matthew Duffy said. “The dedication of Ms. Chieudjui, Kronenber, La Due, Raj and Johnson is just a small snapshot of the all the fantastic teachers we have working in this district.”
Teachers at five schools in West Contra Costa were paid surprise classroom visits Feb. 3 and presented with 2017 Teaching Excellence Awards.
The five 2017 Teaching Excellence Awardees were announced Friday, February 3rd during surprise visits to the winners’ classrooms by administrators, colleagues, trustees, parents, and family members who presented them with banners and flowers in front of their students.
Are you a high school senior attending a public school in the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) with a dream of attending college? Students who meet certain criteria can receive help to make their dream come alive thanks to college scholarships being offered by the Ed Fund.
High school seniors who attend a public school within the boundaries of the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) are eligible to apply for an Ed Fund college scholarship ranging from $1,000-$5,000.
The Ed Fund is working to create educational environments where our students thrive and succeed in their chosen endeavors. This past year, in a strategic planning process with our community partners we asked the question, “What can we do to help our students graduate from high school ready to succeed in college and their chosen career?”
Thousands of students don’t go to college simply because they believe that they can’t afford it. Last year, more than $2.7 billion in financial aid went unclaimed.
As the new year approaches, I wanted to share with you the impact supporters like you have allowed us to make this year in support of public education in West Contra Costa County. We would not have been able to achieve these accomplishments without your generous participation and support.
When you walk into a freshman English class at Kennedy High School and ask the students how many of them want to go to college, nearly all hands go up. However, the reality is that only 28% of graduating seniors from the class of 2015 completed their A-G requirements – the coursework necessary to attend a 4-year public university in California.