The Pleasanton Unified School District announced yesterday that it has named Amador Valley High School band teacher Jonathan Grantham as its teacher of the year.
Grantham has been with the district for nine years.
His colleagues and parents of his students described him as an amazing teacher who instills
confidence and respect in his students. They added in making the selection that Grantham "believes in the talent and skills of his students and expects excellence from them," adding that he is compassionate and understanding and masterfully engages students.
"Mr. Grantham brings out the best in people," Ahmadi said. "Observing his students in the classroom and at competitions, there is no
doubt they take pride in what they do. Jon is a gift to public education."
Grantham's name will be submitted to the Alameda County Office of Education for the county's Teacher of The Year program.