Six early childhood educators from Los Angeles County have been named Preschool Teachers of the Year.
The teachers, selected from a pool of nominated teachers throughout Los Angeles County, are:
Juana M. Guzmán at All Season's Children's Learning Center in Arcadia
Beatriz Sackett at John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles
May Webster at Whelan State Preschool in Lennox
Christine Morrison at Stanley Mosk Elementary in Winnetka
Antonio Garza, Jr., at Los Molinos Elementary in Hacienda Heights
Jennifer Weisbart at Burbank Elementary in Pasadena
According to the nonprofit organization Los Angeles Universal Preschool, the recipients are teachers who “go above and beyond the call of duty to prepare their students for kindergarten and beyond.”
The winners will be recognized during a celebration at the Globe Theatre in Universal Studios Hollywood on Thursday, April 4.
“These winners are a talented group of educators and are truly the unsung heroes in the field of early education,” said Celia C. Ayala, chief executive officer of LAUP, in a statement. “All six make an extraordinary impact on each child that crosses their path, and devote their energy to help bring out the best in each preschooler. Because of their individual and collective experiences, thousands of children are thriving today and better prepared for their futures.”