FRESNO, California - They're from schools valley wide. Kindergarten teachers to those who teach kids who are almost adults. But they all have one thing in common, they've been honored for outstanding work in their classroom.
For 7 years now, KSEE 24 has highlighted an "educator of the Week" every week throughout the school year. Teachers nominated by parents, students or school staff. 36 were honored this past school year. Cindy Escandon of Central Unified's Biola Pershing Elementary was among them. "Oh my gosh! I feel so appreciated and loved," says Escandon.
Each weekly honoree is featured in a special story on KSEE24. They get a gift certificate for school supplies, and are permanently recognized on the Teacher and Friends of Education Honor Wall at Fresno State. It's a tribute to those who work hard to give our kids the best shot at a bright future. "It was a wonderful gesture that somebody from our community of Biola nominated me for this award and I am just excited," says Escandon.
Exciting for the teachers and a comfort to the community to know our students are in such good hands. "We can do many things in classrooms to change the outcome of a child, there's many things, but nothing impacts a child's life more than that educator that's in front of them," says Jim Yovino, Fresno County's Superintendent of Schools.