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Manteca Unified lauds educators of the year

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POSTED April 21, 2010 3:04 a.m.
By VINCE REMBULAT
Staff reporter of the
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
The Educator of the Year awards was announced Tuesday at the Manteca Unified school board meeting.

According to Dr. Margaret Barnett, director of personnel, those receiving the 2009-10 school year honors were nominated at their respective school site followed by letters of recommendation.

“Each of their names will be engraved in a perpetual plaque,” she said.

MUSD Educator of the Year awards went to Donna Goulart (Brock Elliott, primary grades), Timothy Lewis (Nile Garden, junior high), Deborah Hill (Manteca High, high school), Corrina Lewis (Lathrop School, intermediate), and Jacqueline Kron (Shasta School, special education).

Goulart, Hill and Timothy Lewis will be moving on to the next level of competition at the San Joaquin Office of Education.

Goulart is a third-grade teacher at Brock Elliott. She’s been in education for 19 years, including 16 with MUSD.

“Her students often rank high in state test scores,” Principal Debbie Ruger said. “She meets the need of all of her students.”

Hill is a business instructor at MHS. In addition to her class load – Hill also teaches keyboarding, entrepreneurship, and accounting classes – she helps operate the student store on campus and organized the recent business fair, according to Principal Doug McCreath.

“She made a lot of positive changes on campus,” he added.

Lewis is also known as “King Lewis the Wise” at the annual Medieval Fair. He handles the leadership class and enjoys his time at Nile Garden.

“It’s a great community where we are treated just like family,” Lewis said.

Corrina Lewis is happy with her extended family at Lathrop School.

“Each day is a blessing,” she said. “I’m lucky to be at Lathrop School.”

Lewis has been at the school for 11 years.

 Kron, who organized the recent career day, has been at Shasta for 12 years.

“She’s mastered the art and science of teaching,” Principal Audrey Greene said.
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