Some of San Diego’s most inspirational teachers and students were recognized
last night at an event sponsored by Ashford University. The celebration honored
Inspirational Teacher of the Month and Inspirational Student of the Month
nominees over the past year.
“Ashford University is a proud sponsor of
this event. We understand the vital role teachers play in helping to shape our
children’s future, and it is important to recognize both teachers and students
who go above and beyond to help make the classroom an energetic environment that
fosters learning,” said Dr. Elizabeth Tice, executive vice president of academic
affairs at Ashford University, who presented at the event.
month, NBC 7 San Diego, in partnership with the San Diego County Office of
Education, highlights an inspirational teacher and student of the month based on
nominations. Criteria for inspirational teacher include being a dedicated
educator who brings energy, enthusiasm and creativity to the classroom every
day. Similarly, inspirational students are nominated for being an outstanding
individual on his or her high school campus and within the community.
“There are 26,000 teachers and nearly 500,000 students in San Diego
County, and this program recognizes some of the best,” said Dr. Randolph E.
Ward, San Diego County superintendent of schools. “We hear a lot about the
things that are going wrong in the world, but not much of the good news. Thanks
to the generous support of Ashford University, the ‘Inspirational’ segments
provide a look at some of the tremendous work happening each day in classrooms
across the county.”
Monthly winners over the past year, along with their
nominators and guests, and school officials, enjoyed a reception in their honor
on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. The reception was held at Ashford University’s San