CVUSD Spotlight: Educators, Staff & Students Highlighted by YOU!
Here are our last three nominations for the 2018-2019 school year for “Shine a Spotlight," and we are proud to share them with you!
"I'd like to nominate Sarah Laufenberg. As a student in The Center for Advanced Studies and Research at Thousand Oaks High School, Sarah has spent the last three years conducting research. She has conducted original research on Examining the Circumstances of Interactions Between Law Enforcement and Adults with Autism in Ventura County and is a member of the Thousand Oaks City Counsel Youth Commission. Sarah--who was also accepted to Stanford--will be attending Yale this Fall." - Tasha Beaudoin, English Teacher, Thousand Oaks High School.
"Diane Evans. She is a loving caring teacher from Westlake Hills Elementary who goes above and beyond for her students in and out of the classroom. What teacher shows up a her students sporting events and attends the All District Choir Festival to see her students do what they love? Diane Evans does. She always makes sure her students succeed. She always checks in to see how my kids are even though they are no longer in her class. She gave my oldest the best start when she had her in kindergarten, and then again in 1st grade. She will always hold a special place in our hearts." - Nicole Ramos, parent.
"Raymond Moccia. I am the mother of a fifth grader student at Banyan Elementary. Every morning for the past five years, I have seen Mr. Moccia outside his classroom before the bell rings welcoming students, by name, to school day. I will miss his daily dose of energy, enthusiasm and professionalism. When my daughter participated in the school’s Women in History program, which Mr. Moccia oversaw, he went out of his way to compliment her in a way that made her feel prepared and confident. There were dozens of girls involved with the program, and I was impressed that he knew my daughter’s name and made a comment that was unique to her. The seemingly small act of kindness made a big impression and is very much appreciated. Our district is lucky to have Mr. Moccia’s years of experience, dedication and humor. Thank you, Mr. Moccia!" - Shannon Diffner Nese, parent.