Outstanding Teachers and Students - Highlights for May 5-11, 2015

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Outstanding Teachers and Students - Highlights for May 5-11, 2015


Vera Jones is an early-education teacher at Theresa Mahler Early Education School, a San Francisco native, and a graduate of San Francisco’s public schools. She has lovingly taught young children in SFUSD’s schools for more than 42 years. Heidi Hubrich Seretan heads up AccessSFUSD: The Arc, where she and staff teach vocational and life skills with creativity and enthusiasm to students ages 18-22 who have moderate to severe disabilities. Both are among nine outstanding SFUSD educators who are being honored this week with Mayor Ed Lee’s Teacher and Principal of the Year Award.

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The Fairmont Hotel is throwing a graduation party for seniors completing their studies in the SFUSD's Academies of Hospitality, Tourism and Food Service. The district has academies and pathways in 17 high schools covering Hospitality, Tourism and Food Service; Finance; Green & Environmental Science; Engineering/Construction Trades; Law; Health Sciences/Biotechnology; Teaching; Arts; and Media & Entertainment; and Information Technology. The seniors, who have studied for two years in their respective academies, will be receiving certificates from the National Academy Foundation and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors as well as letters of congratulations from the California State Senate.

When:     Thursday, May 7 / 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Where:   Fairmont Hotel San Francisco / 950 Mason St. / Crown Room


Approximately 600 special education students will be participating in the annual SFUSD Schools Partnership Program Special Olympics Track and Field Meet. The students have trained for running, throwing, and jumping competitions to prepare for this final event of the school year. This is the eighth year SFUSD has been partnered with Special Olympics Northern California, which provides equipment, curriculum, and funding for a SFUSD teacher to coordinate the program at over 40 San Francisco public schools. The training and events help students with special needs to become physically fit, develop specific skills for individual and team sports, enhance their social skills and self-esteem, and create a better foundation for them to reach their physical, intellectual, and emotional potential.

When:   Friday, May 8 / 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where:   Kezar Stadium / 755 Stanyan St.



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