Teacher of the Year Awards

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Teacher of the Year Awards

2018 Alliance Teacher of the Year Awards

Shelley Ko – Environmental Science Teacher

Alliance Marc & Eva Stern Math & Science School

She embodies Alliance core values and a deep commitment to helping every scholar reach his or her potential. Deeply passionate about breaking down stereotypes of who can be a scientist, Ms. Ko inspires the young men and women in her class to pursue careers in STEM fields


Veronica Bane - English Teacher

Alliance Susan and Eric Smidt Technology High School

Ms. Bane is a founding teacher at Smidt Tech High School and has been described as the heart and soul of the school. She makes books come alive and creates a safe space where scholar collaboration flourishes. Ms. Bane chooses books that empower students to come to grip with their own identities.

Summerlyn Poon - English Teacher

Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 8

Ms. Poon is a passionate, driven, and supportive educator who is making a positive and life-long impact on our scholars. She incorporates social justice into her work and makes real world connections that our scholars can apply to their every day life.

Ismael Santacruz - Math Teacher

Alliance Ted K. Tajima High School

Mr. Santacruz truly cares about our scholars and creates a safe space that encourages enthusiasm and student-driven engagement. He empowers scholars to push their limits, encourages them to dream big, and prepares them for success in college and in life.

Join Us at the Enrollment Fair for Alliance Middle & High Schools!

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Saturday, October 14th, 10am - 2pm

at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). Free parking!

Join us for some FREE lunch, exciting raffles with fun prizes!