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Craig Clough | December 15, 2014

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2015 California Teacher of the Year Lovelyn Marquez-Prueher

Lovelyn Marquez-Prueher

Lovelyn Marquez-Preuher, an eighth-grade English teacher at Dodson Middle School in Rancho Palos Verdes, recently became one of five educators the California Department of Education named California Teacher of the Year.

In an interview with Bob Bravo, LA Unified’s Local Instructional Service Center-South Superintendent, for his weekly podcast, Marquez-Preuher discussed her path to becoming a teacher, a road that included coming to America when she was 9 and struggling to learn English. Marquez-Preuher has been teaching for 11 years, the last six at Dodson.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

One of the five winners will be chosen to enter the National Teacher of the Year award, which will be given out by President Obama in April.

Recent California Teachers of the Year honorees from LAUSD include Veronica Marquez (2013), Jose Navarro (2009), Lewis Chappelear (2008) and Kelly Hanock (2006).

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