Irene Cullen was celebrated as Teacher of the Month for May by the VC-P Unified School District board at Thursday night’s board meeting. Leiani Osugi, principal of Pauma Elementary School talked about Mrs. Cullen and the 22 years that she has been a teacher with the district. “She is a highly respected colleague and friend. A hardworking co-worker. She is the best!” she said. She noted that teaching was Mrs. Cullen’s second career—after a first career of being a stay-at-home mom.