CNUSD Teachers of the Year 
2015-2016

Melanie Oliver
Melanie Oliver
Highland Elementary School 

Melanie Oliver teaches second grade at Highland Elementary School.  Melanie has taught for 13 years, 12 of which have been in the Corona-Norco Unified School District.  Melanie cares deeply about her students and seeks to ensure they attain their full potential.  She gets to know each student personally and intentionally communicates that she believes in them.  She discovers each child’s learning style and continually modifies strategies and techniques to provide differentiated instruction.  Melanie strives to provide outstanding learning experiences for all students so that they become critical thinkers and life-long learners.  Melanie earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Diversified Studies at Hope International University and her Master of Education Degree at Hope, as well. Melanie has also won the distinction of being named one of four County Teachers of the Year.
 
Jessica Fuller
Jessica Fuller
Orange Grove School

Jessica Fuller teaches grades 9-12 Language Arts at Orange Grove High School.  Jessica has taught for eleven years, all of which have been in the Corona-Norco Unified School District. Jessica strives to embody and model the traits and attributes that she extols in her students.  She encourages her students to persist to reach their goals and emphasizes that most things worth having are hard to achieve. She believes that she can be the most expert, educated curriculum designer and the most riveting presenter, but if she doesn’t know her kids and take an active, sincere interest in their world, she has missed what it means to be a teacher. Jessica earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Central Michigan University and her Master of Education Degree from Chapman University.

 
Annie Hanson
Joanna "Annie" Hanson
Roosevelt High School
  
Annie Hanson teaches grades 9-12 Excel, Link Crew, and Unity at Eleanor Roosevelt High School.  Annie has taught for nine years, eight of which have been in the Corona-Norco Unified School District. Annie sees students as unique individuals and is driven to help them succeed in school and in life.  She believes her passion for teaching and her commitment to her students has been instrumental in taking her from an ordinary teacher to an extraordinary one.  She looks for fresh new approaches to teaching every day, in hopes of inspiring each student to go from ordinary to extraordinary.  Annie earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Arts from California Baptist University and her Master of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington.
 
Kristen Harris
Kristen Harris 
Santiago High School

Kristen Harris taught at Santiago High School last year, and is currently an Assistant Principal in Murrieta. Kristin has taught for nine years, eight of which were in the Corona-Norco Unified School District. Kristin prides herself in the personal connections she makes with her students.  She creates a positive atmosphere in her classroom where students can learn, thrive and work toward achieving their dreams.  She takes pride in tirelessly preparing students for college and career and believes in cultivating responsible citizens who give back to their community.  Kristin earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Comparative Literature from California State University, Fullerton and her Master of Science Degree in Educational Counseling at Azusa Pacific University.

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