Rowland Unified District Teacher of the Year

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VIDEO of Rowland Unified School District Teacher of the Year,

Deloras Skokan, First Grade Teacher at Northam Elementary

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Pictured: (Above) Northam Elementary Team with Deloras Skokan, the day she was "surprised" with being selected the Rowland Unified School District Teacher of the Year.

(Left) Skokan with Aimee Urbien, President of Association of Rowland Educators (ARE).

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

Congratulations to our 2022 School Site

Certificated Employees of the Year

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Angela Reina

Teacher (Grade 5)

Blandford Elementary

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Yvonne Hoffman

Teacher (Grade 6)

Hollingworth Elementary

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Sandra Lopez


Hurley Elementary

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Deborah Lew

Teacher (Grade 1)

Jellick Elementary

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Sarah Smith

Teacher (Grades 5/6)

Killian Elementary

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Veronica Acosta

Teacher (Grade 6)

Rorimer Elementary

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Joan Durrin Strasser

Instructional Coach

Rowland Elementary

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Mary Ellen Pontius

RSP Teacher

Shelyn Elementary

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Maria Lares

Teacher (Grade 1)

Villacorta Elementary

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Dionne Perlmutter

Speech Pathologist

Yorbita Elementary

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Earle Ousley

Teacher (Grade 7)

Oswalt Academy

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Alisa Trakulboon

Instructional Coach

Telesis Academy

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Nicole Simmons

Teacher (Grades 7/8)

Ybarra Academy

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Arnel Redoblado  

Teacher (Science)

Alvarado Intermediate

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Marisa Lopez

´╗┐Teacher, SPED 

Giano Intermediate

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Karyn Villa


Nogales High School

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Ronald Cooper, II

Teacher (Chemistry)

Rowland High School

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Briana Fuentes

Teacher (English/ASB)

Santana High School

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Karen Neville 

Teacher (ESL)

Rowland Adult & Community Education 

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Robin Paerels

Teacher (BEST)

´╗┐District Office

May 11, 2022 Issue RUSD News Editor

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