At Thursday’s Valley Center Pauma Unified School District board meeting Satya Fleck was honored as Teacher of the Year and Rosalia Loera was honored as Classified Employee of the Year.
Supt. Mary Gorsuch made the presentations, assisted by board president Don Martin and spoke about each of the honorees.
“Satya started teaching with us in 2002 as a substitute teacher and has taught at the Middle School, Elementary School, Primary School and High School. At each location and in every assignment, Satya has been a shining star,” said Mrs. Gorsuch.
“In Satya’s four years on the VCHS campus she has become a respected leader in both the academic arena and in developing a positive school environment.
In the words of her colleagues, Satya is seen as a leader in curriculum and the application of technology to help students gain a better understanding of the taught curriculum. Satya isan excellent example of a professional teacher who is all about improving her profession.
“Satya has also had a very positive affect on the campus culture at Valley Center High School. She introduced the ‘Breaking Down the Walls’ Program which is designed to help students and staff realize that we are much more alike than different.”
Fleck also started “Jags United” in which she has held weekly lunch-time activities, developed an active ASB club consisting of students and teachers, and has helped put on two school-wide lags United events that promoted school-wide spirit.
Mrs. Gorsuch quoted VCHS Principal Ron McCowan: “Satya is a true professional. She is comfortable working with students, staff, parents, and community members. Because of her varied background she is one of our most versed teachers in K-12 curriculum and is a true asset not only to VCHS but to the Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District.”