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Madrona Elem. Teacher Selected as CVUSD’s December Teacher of the Month

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Conejo Valley Unified School District are teaming up to shine a light on educators with its 2017-2018 Teacher of the Month recognition program.

In a surprise celebration on Tuesday, December 19th Karen Tokin of Madrona Elementary School received the December Teacher of the Month recognition award! Mrs. Tokin, an instructor with 18 years of teaching experience at the K-5 school is the epitome of Mustang Pride!

P – Practices Our Personal Best

Mrs. Tokin is an avid volunteer and supporter of campus events and activities. She represents teachers at PTA meetings, sings recognition at assemblies, serves spaghetti at Spaghetti Dinner Night, provides training on English Language development strategies and participates in the CHAMPS strategies.

R – Respect Others and Ourselves

Mrs. Tokin is a team player, who collaborates well with her colleagues, which allows her to build relationships built on trust. She is a model leader with her open communication and collaboration with parents, staff, and students.

I – Includes Everyone

Mrs. Tokin works well with students of varying needs. She extends for those who need to be pushed and provides additional support for students who are learning the English language, or who may have academic challenges.

D – Demonstrates a Positive Attitude

Mrs. Tokin acts as a shining light for the special education team with her positive disposition. She cheers on her colleagues and is always supportive.

E – Embraces Our Education

Mrs. Tokin implements a combination of tried and true enrichment activities from the past, while not being afraid to mix-in innovative practices. She creates a learning environment of structure, high expectations, and support for her students.

These are just a few of the reasons the Conejo Valley Unified School District and the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce Mrs. Tokin as the District’s December Teacher of the Month!

To celebrate Mrs. Tokin’s Teacher of the Month recognition, members of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce congratulated her with gifts from their local businesses. CVUSD Superintendent, Dr. Mark McLaughlin also presented Mrs. Tokin with a commemorative plaque recognizing her achievement.

Thank you Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce members and congratulations Mrs. Tokin! 

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