Today is California Day of the Teacher and National School Nurse Day and we want to recognize and say thank you to all of the outstanding educators and care givers across the Rowland Unified School District who make a difference every day in the lives of our students. We honor you!


VIDEO of Rowland Unified School District Teacher of the Year,

Paula Stella Martinez, Teacher at Telesis Academy of Science & Math

Telesis Academy students and staff applaud as their own Titan Paula Stella Martinez is overwhelmed with emotion by being selected as the District Teacher of the Year.

Rowland Unified School District is proud to honor all of our amazing certificated employees, certificated employees of the year and the District Teacher of the Year, Paula Stella Martinez. Mrs. Martinez is an icon on the Telesis Academy campus, connecting with staff and students alike with her charismatic smile, passion for sharing her love of history and the political process and igniting students' inquiry and confidence to share their own voice.

Telesis Academy Teacher Paula Stella Martinez is also the advisor for the Telesis Debate team. Students learned about parliamentary debate and became experts on both sides of up to 20 different topics! They were recognized last month at the RUSD Board Meeting for earning a first place trophy from the Inland Valley Debate League.

Congratulations to our Site Certificated

Employees of the Year

Yo Yamamoto

Intermediate Teacher

Alvarado Intermediate

Maria Zonni

TK/Kindergarten Teacher

Blandford Elementary

Mary Haggard

School Psychologist

District Office

Justin Koops

Intermediate Teacher

Giano Intermediate

Ken Arnold

Second Grade Teacher

Hollingworth Elementary

Irene M. Velazquez

Sixth Grade Teacher

Hurley Elementary

Danielle Dominguez

First Grade Teacher

Jellick Elementary

Jim Adams

Science Teacher

John A. Rowland High School

Diane C. Clue

Third Grade Teacher

Killian Elementary

Marissa L. Martinez

Building Counselor

Nogales High School

Suzanne Muhaidly

Second Grade Teacher

Northam Elementary

Dalila Arana

Second Grade Dual Teacher

Rorimer Elementary

Wilder Ynoquio

Adult Secondary Teacher

Rowland Adult & Community Education

Cindy Jones

Fifth Grade Teacher

Rowland Elementary

Daisy Barerra Campos

TK-First Grade Teacher

Rowland Virtual Learning Academy

Paulo Duran

Building Counselor

Santana High School

Jennifer Austin

TK Teacher

Shelyn Elementary

Vanessa Le

Second Grade Teacher

Stanley G. Oswalt Academy

Arpie Gillingham

Third Grade Teacher

Villacorta Elementary

Julie Huntsinger

English Teacher

Ybarra Academy

Marisol Cortes

Instructional Coach

Yorbita Elementary

May 8, 2024 Issue RUSD News Editor

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