The New Haven Unified School District has named its teachers and classified employees of the year for the 2012-2013 school year.
Grabbing the highest honors at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting were Catherine Schoon and Robin Hernandez, according to a district newsletter.
Schoon, a longtime kindergarten teacher at Pioneer Elementary School, was named the district’s Teacher of the Year.
Hernandez, an Educational Services Center employee who coordinates substitute teaching throughout the district, was named Classified Employee of the Year.
The school board also recognized each campus’ classified employee and teacher of the year.
Among the honorees was the late Christopher Ryan, a James Logan High School teacher who passed away in October. Ryan taught English and social science at the local high school since 1994 and also worked as a part-time administrator, according to campus officials.
Teachers of the Year:
- Shauna Heaton (Alvarado Elementary)
- Jennifer Freeman (Eastin Elementary)
- Denise Noval (Emanuele Elementary)
- Jeannette Alday (Hillview Crest Elementary)
- Linda Binnall Smith (Kitayama Elementary)
- Catherine Schoon (Pioneer Elementary)
- Elizabeth SoAn (Searles Elementary)
- Mara Loth (Alvarado Middle School)
- Joseph Edwards (Cesar Chavez Middle School)
- Christopher Ryan (James Logan High School)
- KenYetta Agregado (Conley-Caraballo High School)
- Leslie DeFranco (New Haven Adult School)
- Stephen Politzer (Decoto School for Independent Study)
Classified Employees of the Year:
- Nicolasa Gonzalez (Alvarado Elementary)
- Amy Alvarez (Eastin Elementary)
- Catherine Moller (Emanuele Elementary)
- Melanie O’Malley-Oropeza (Hillview Crest Elementary)
- Sharon Gutierrez (Kitayama Elementary)
- Jose Fregoso (Pioneer Elementary)
- Carolyn Launchbury (Searles Elementary)
- Angelina Copado-Jamie (Alvarado Middle School)
- Carol Rego (Cesar Chavez Middle School)
- Kimberly Quintal (James Logan High School)
- Debbie Reyes (Conley-Caraballo High School)
- Paula Hague (New Haven Adult School)
- Esther Soto (Decoto School for Independent Study)
- Robin Hernandez (Educational Services Center)
- Eli Trujillo (Corporation Yard)
- Manuela Munoz (Food & Nutrition Services Center)