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Congratulations .. well deserved!
And thank YOU! Teaching the children of the the San Ramon Valley has been so joyous for me. One important component of my joy is the support of members of the community. As I said in my speech, "I am blessed!"
Congratulations! Our son, who is now a college freshman, was inspired by your class at MVHS. Job well done and an award well deserved.
Congratulations!! Our three children went to Monte Vista 30 years ago and I am a retired elementary school teacher and reading specialist. What an honor to have this award given to you, a Monte Vista teacher. We all are grateful to you and to all teachers for the life-long gifts that you give to our children.
This looks like yet another union backed PC correct award.
From the story:
"In her classroom, she shares her passion for social justice to inspire students to lift up their own voices through reading and writing," Sanford added.
Glad my kids missed this teacher.
@Tomas - looks like you are just another bitter, misguided fool. Please shut up!
Yes of course, we cant have a civil debate on the merits of DNC political activism in an English HS classroom.
This comes from the same place that smashed the student run lunch program that upset the food monopoly company. Much like the public schools the official vendor did not like competition but the masses will ask for another helping.
Please MV may I have more?
Mrs. Gilles is truly one of the most inspiring teachers my daughter ever had. She was fortunate to have her for English 9 and 10, and then was able to TA for her for her junior and senior years. She inspired my daughter to be a life learner and fostered her desire to become a teacher herself. This award is well deserved and only people that know Mrs. Gilles should comment.
"This award is well deserved and only people that know Mrs. Gilles should comment."
This tells you everything you need to know. I think we should use this as a rule for all public conversations. Congress should adopt this policy now.
Thank you, Mr. Putin would approve of this.
If one believes in diversity we should accept a cretin such as Tomas in our midst.
I'm with Old Guy. Diversity is meaningless unless we provide a place for whiny, angry and content-free bile-spewing such as that offered by Tomas. Anyone who disagrees with that is obviously a Communist.
Clearly, concepts like "justice", "reading" and "writing" have no place in public schools. Those things are just examples of "union backed P.C. correct" thinking thinking.
Thank you, Mrs. Gilles, for providing such an excellent example of dedication and hard work to your students! My daughters went to Monte Vista several years ago, and I am impressed to see what their superior education has enabled them to accomplish! We all owe so much to our devoted teachers!
If you really love diversity so much this is a strange place to live.
How did diversity work out for Danville resident Rylan Fuchs?
The reality is that this is a union award. The NEA is the teachers' union. Anyone who has been associated with Monte Vista High School knows that this teacher is a union leader, which she would have to be in order to even get nominated for this award. She may indeed be a good teacher, but understand the award and who it is given to before comparing it to a Nobel Peace Prize or even the independent "teacher of the year awards", which SRVUSD has had several outstanding winners.
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