CSLA Day of the Teacher


Contact: Margie Yu,

Public Affairs Assistant

(323) 343-3047


Ten Outstanding Student Teachers Selected for 1996

Los Angeles, CA -- June 4, 1996 -- The Charter School
of Education at California State University, Los Angeles recently
recognized ten Outstanding Student Teachers during its
annual "Day of the Teacher" reception.

Every year, the Charter School of Education holds a reception
to honor all of the graduates of the CSLA credential programs
in elementary, secondary and special education, in addition to
selecting students who have demonstrated exceptional performance
as a student teacher.

This year's award recipients are Lee Salo (San Gabriel), Pete
Cirilo Salazar (Panorama City), Robert R. Zuniga (Sunland), Debra
M. Holland (Monrovia), Helen Oh (Downey), Angelina M. Thomas (Tujunga),
Graciela Casillas (Los Angeles), Ramin Farahmandpur (Los Angeles),
Felicia Marie Jones (Duarte) and Darin D. DeKnikker (West Covina).

Each 1996 Outstanding Student Teacher was nominated by a member
of the University faculty. Students must have been in the top
10 percent of student teachers observed during the past academic
year and must have provided exemplary work in the following practices:
development and implementation of instruction that encourages
students to think; inclusion of students' cultural values and
cultural knowledge in lesson content and activities; development
of learning opportunities that are responsive to language diversity;
development and implementation of learning opportunities that
effectively address the needs of children with special needs (special
education); knowledge and exposure to the cultures that characterize
the school community; development of culturally-relevant curriculum
materials; and completion of all the Direct Teaching (student
teaching) competencies at an exemplary level.

The event was made possible through the CSLA Teacher Diversity
Partnership Grant and the Friends of the Charter School of Education.
For more information, contact the Student Services Office, CSLA
Charter School of Education, at (323) 343-4320.

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