Congratulations Ann Oppenheim, CVUSD’s September 2022 Teacher of the Month!
Ann Oppenheim began her career as a teacher with the Conejo Valley Unified School District more than 30 years ago. Throughout her tenure with the CVUSD, she has made an invaluable impact as a teacher across our school sites, including: Cypress Elementary, Ladera STARS Academy, Banyan Elementary and she currently serves as a Long Term Independent Study teacher. Ms. Oppenheim is a committed professional, a life-long learner, a gem to the CVUSD family and we are proud to honor her as our September 2022 Teacher of the Month!
During Ms. Oppenheim’s first year working as a Kindergarten teacher at Cypress Elementary she was nominated for the Sallie Mae First Year Teacher award from the district for her excellence that first year, and this excellence has not stopped since she began her career.
In her current role as a Long Term Independent Study teacher Ms. Oppenheim provides a daily schedule to students and families at the beginning of each school day helping them to organize their day and providing a communication tool to students and families.
She utilizes technology, collaborative projects, guest speakers, and movement and music to engage online learners, keep them focused on the curriculum, and connect them with each other.
She demonstrates genuine care for students and assists each one to reach their highest potential.
She supports students by working with them one-on-one, partnering with their families to foster success, and delivering materials including “care packages” with curriculum and special purchases.
Ms. Oppenheim makes students feel valued and special by celebrating their accomplishments and encouraging them to recognize and share each other’s triumphs.
She collaborates with students and parents adjusting curriculum to meet students needs while retaining state standards.
On Wednesday, September 21st the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Conejo Valley Unified School District surprised Ms. Oppenheim with the September 2022 Teacher of the Month recognition during a virtual meeting. Ms. Oppenheim was presented with a “virtual commemorative plaque” (a plaque will be delivered to Ms. Oppenheim). Thank you Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce for your continued partnership for the Teacher of the Month Recognition program. Congratulations, Ms. Oppenheim and thank you for your years of dedicated services to the students of the CVUSD!