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LAVC Alumna Named a 2017 California Teacher of the Year

Congrats to LAVC alumna Isela Lieber on being named a 2017 California Teacher of the Year! She teaches English, English as a Second Language (ESL), and ESL science to ninth and tenth graders at James Monroe High School in Los Angeles.

LAVC Alumna Named a 2017 California Teacher of the Year

The California State Superintendent of Education has named LAVC alumna Isela Lieber as a 2017 California Teacher of the Year. She was one of five outstanding educators across the state to be honored as 2017 California Teachers of the Year. 

In addition, she was selected as one of 22 LAUSD's Teachers of the Year and one of 16 Los Angeles County of Education's Teachers of the Year. 

Lieber, who immigrated to the U.S. with a seventh grade education and very little knowledge of the English, now teaches English, English as a Second Language (ESL), and ESL science to ninth and tenth graders at James Monroe High School in the North Hills community of Los Angeles. 

As an immigrant herself, she identifies and connects with the challenges faced by many of her students. She sponsors a student club called S.U.C.C.E.E.D., which helps guide first-generation high school graduates with the college admissions process so they can become first-generation college students. Under her leadership, the club provides after school workshops on applying for financial aid as well as community workshops for parents on the importance and process of college.

Lieber attended LAVC before transferring to California State University, Northridge to earn her bachelor's and master's degrees. Recently, CSUN featured her in an article on her life and her recent achievements. 

For more information, on the California Teacher of the Year, visit the California State Department of Education Web site

 

Photo credit: Twitter @lacoeinfo

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 6/21/2017 5:00:11 PM