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 Aviara Oaks Teacher Honored for Dedication to Students

Aviara Oaks Middle School (Carlsbad Unified School District) social studies teacher Joe Heath was recognized in June through the San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®) Classroom Heroes program.

The parent who nominated Heath wrote of her son's appreciation for his teacher. According to the nominator's son, Heath "challenges us and tells us to do research to back up our opinion... always gives the other side of the opinion so that we remain balanced. [He] is always very straight forward/candid, he is honest... [and] teaches us the importance of values such as kindness, respect, curiosity, discipline."

SDCCU®, San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, proudly honors local teachers through SDCCU Classroom Heroes, launched in partnership with ABC 10News and iHeartMedia, Inc. San Diego. Winning teachers will be featured on a segment on ABC 10News, receive a $500 SDCCU Visa® gift card and one 2018 winner will win a new Toyota Prius®.

Teachers, students, parents and the community are encouraged to nominate a deserving teacher by visiting