VALLEY TEACHER ONE OF FIVE HONORED BY STATE.Byline: Daily News
A San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. teacher was one of five educators named Monday as a 2008 California Teacher of the Year by state schools chief Jack O'Connell
Jack T. O'Connell (born October 8, 1951) is a California politician. .
Lewis Chappelear, who teaches engineering design at James Monroe High School James Monroe High School may refer to:
The winner will be selected in the spring.
"I am honored to recognize Mr. Chappelear not only as one of California's best teachers, but also as one of America's finest as I nominate him for the nation's top tribute," O'Connell said.
Monroe High Principal Lynda Schwarz said Chappelear, who has been teaching for eight years, "connects with students, teachers and parents in a way that few others can."
The other honorees are Andee Aceves, who teaches in San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. County; Michael Allen Long, who teaches in Whittier; Orange County teacher Gregory McFall; and San Diego teacher Tamara "Tammy" Reina.