who works with girls who are incarcerated at San Diego SOAR Academy’s Girls
Rehabilitation Facility will receive a statewide honor in May.
Smith is the Teacher of the Year for the Juvenile Court, Community and
Alternative Schools Administrators of California (JCCASAC). She will
be recognized at a conference in May in Newport Beach.
Joanne Finney nominated Smith for the award because of her high expectations
for students and strong collaborative skills.
said she was thankful for her students and wouldn’t have received the honor
without their hard work.
my job,” she said.
SOAR Academy is one of the San Diego County Office of Education’s Juvenile
Court and Community Schools.
come big and small; this one’s huge,” said Stacy Spector, executive director of
the Juvenile Court and Community Schools.