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January 2022 One Class at a Time Award winner is Mr. Dwight Asberry, Band Director and teacher at Desert Mirage High School in Thermal. 


Our 3rd grade students from Oasis Elementary learn the importance of community involvement and giving back. 

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Mr. Ryan Starr at Saul Martinez Elementary School received funds to purchase a new set of headphones -equipped with microphones - that allow students to speak into and be recorded for their Read 180 Elementary Intervention Program.

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Teachers and family members from all over the valley came together at the Coachella Valley Art Center to showcase their canvases they have been working on for weeks.

Our very own Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) teachers Armida Luna from Las Palmitas Elementary School and Walter Cole from Sea View Elementary School helped guide students with their canvas art to showcase at this year's Desert X Art Exhibition.

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Virginia Mora

Way to go, Virginia!  

Virginia Mora, a 6th grade teacher at Mecca Elementary school, is recognized by Kelly Clarkson on the Kelly Clarkson show for her dedication to our students! 

Ms. Mora was awarded $5,000 and a new Hyundai! 


Click the link to watch the show! 

Riverside County


Teacher of the Year Recipient

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Congratulations to Krysten Gonda of DMHS! We are so proud of you!

You can see her recognition at the 2021 Riverside County Virtual State of Education Address, featuring Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Edwin Gomez, by clicking on the the link below:


The 2021 Riverside County Virtual State of Education Address, featuring Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Edwin Gomez, premiered on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The event includes recognitions, contributions, and/or performances from all 23 school districts in Riverside County while highlighting student achievements, outstanding educators, award-winning programs, and student perspectives on countywide initiatives.

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America watched in disbelief on January 6 as a mob of President Trump supporters descended upon the nation’s Capitol seeking to overthrow a legitimate presidential election and the will of the American people.

David Budai, a science teacher on special assignment and Coachella Valley Teachers Association member, talked with students about the importance of reaching scientific conclusions based on facts.

   We have very deserving educators in our community!

   Please take the time to       nominate your favorite       educator today!

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