In a surprise celebration on Wednesday, May 31st, the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Conejo Valley Unified School District honored Leah Oviedo, a 5th grade teacher at Walnut Elementary, as their selection for Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017.
Leah has been a certificated teacher for CVUSD since 2008, and in that time, has taught at the Kindergarten, 3rd grade and 5th grade levels. She spent several years prior to that working for the district as a Child Care Assistant and a substitute teacher. She was selected as Teacher of the Year because of her dedication to engaging and supporting all students in learning. Leah illustrated that she is able to recognize the diverse needs of learners, exhibit high professional standards, and engage with families and the community.