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Walnut Elementary School Teacher Named October Teacher of the Month

Fifth grade teacher Leah Oviedo receives special recognition from District, Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Conejo Valley Unified School District to shine a light on educators throughout the 2016-2017 school year with its Teacher of the Month recognition program.

On Tuesday, October 11, in a surprise celebration, Walnut Elementary School 5th grade teacher Leah Oviedo was named CVUSD’s October Teacher of the Month.

Leah has been a teacher in CVUSD for the last eight years and has been at Walnut Elementary School for the last six years. She was selected as teacher of the month because of her dedication to engaging and supporting all students in learning by demonstrating the following key criteria:

1. Open doors by recognizing diverse needs of learners

2. Exhibit high professional standards

3. Engages with families and the community

Leah has had an important impact on the lives of students and has influenced colleagues at her grade level and across Walnut Elementary as a Teacher Leader. She has provided professional development training for Walnut teachers in the areas of Intervention, Multi-Tiered System of Supports, Performance Tasks and Incorporating Technology in the Classroom.

Additionally, she seeks out the best instructional and engagement strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners, including those learning English or facing special challenges. She masterfully collects, analyzes and uses assessment data to make sure each student is receiving the targeted instruction most needed. Leah uses the digital Q grade book system to provide up-to-date academic information for parents and consistently reaches out to families to keep them informed about their student’s academic, social and emotional growth.

To celebrate Leah’s October Teacher of the Month recognition, members of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce congratulated her with gifts from their local businesses. Additionally, members from the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and CVUSD Superintendent, Dr. Ann Bonitatibus presented Leah with a commemorative plaque recognizing her achievement.

Thank you Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce members and congratulations Leah! 

Teacher Leah Oviedo receiving plaque from Chamber member

Teachers of Walnut Elementary standing in front of mural

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