A dozen of Dublin's most esteemed public school teachers were recently honored as the inaugural winners of the Rotary Club of Dublin's Educator of the Year awards.
The awards are given "to those who demonstrate exemplary contributions to education during the school year" and have an active involvement in student success.
Each educator was chosen by staff from each of Dublin Unified School District's 12 campuses for embodying the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self" and DUSD's mission to create lifelong learners. Dublin Rotary President Michael Prilutsky congratulated the winners and expressed his gratitude to them for "shaping our world."
“It’s hard to imagine a more critical role in society than that of our educators,” Prilutsky said. “Educators are one of our community’s most vital resources because they are literally molding our future leaders."
The 2019-20 Educators of the Year are:
Nandini “Nina” Nulman - Amador Elementary School
Kate Berglund - Cottonwood Creek School
Shawna Lettau - Dougherty Elementary School
Glady Diaz - Dublin Elementary School
Michael D’Ambrosio - Dublin High School
Nicole Richards - Fallon Middle School
Lilia Tsui - Frederiksen Elementary School
Trisha Hahn - Green Elementary School
Kathy Ng - Kolb Elementary School
Christan Daniels - Murray Elementary School
Stephanie Sbranti - Valley High School
Delores “Dee” Michetti - Wells Middle School
Each winner will receive an honorarium of $100 and a Certificate of Recognition from the Rotary, along with Certificates of Recognition from the Dublin City Council and Supervisor Scott Haggerty. Personalized congratulatory lawn signs will also be delivered to each winner by Rotary members. Plaques to commemorate the honor will be delivered to each school once they reopen.