Teachers of the Year

 

Teachers of the Year 2013-2014
 
Lizette
Lizett Barlow

Washington Elementary School
 
CNUSD Teacher of the Year 

Lizett has been a teacher for thirty three years, twenty of which havebeen in the Corona-Norco Unified School District.  Lizett currently teaches primary specialeducation, at George Washington Elementary School, for moderate to severestudents.  Lizett believes that everyfamily with a special needs child is in need of compassion, understanding andassistance.  She believes that every oneof her students can learn, can improve and can attain their personal best.  She strives to show up every day ready totake each student a little further.  Shelistens, watches and analyzes her students’ current functioning level in orderto put a plan together to help them reach their next steps in personalgrowth.  Lizett Barlow earned herBachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Chico and her Master Degree in SpecialEducation at California State University, Fullerton.

Fairfax
 
Karen Fairfax
 

Barton Elementary School 
 
CNUSD Teacher of the Year 
 

Karen has been a teacher for 9 years, all of which have been with the Corona-Norco Unified School District.  She currently teaches fourth grade at Barton Elementary School.  Karen has very high expectations of her students and believes they are capable of being successful.  She uses a variety of visual aids and provides hands-on opportunities to introduce new topics.  She highly encourages questions and strives to elevate conversation in her classroom to the highest level of thinking, always focusing on the development and use of academic language.  Karen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at California State University, Fullerton and her Master of Science Degree in Education at California Baptist University.  


Kevin
Kevin McGee
 
Citrus Hills Intermediate
 
CNUSD Teacher of the Year 
 

Kevin has taught for 19 years, 15 of which have been in the Corona-Norco Unified School District.  He currently teaches seventh and eighth grade Instrumental Music (Band) at Citrus Hills Intermediate School. Kevin believes that successful teachers find any and all teachable moments to help mold the young people of our future.  He believes his greatest accomplishment is when he has touched the lives of  students through music and his teaching style.  He strongly believes that these students have touched his life, as well.  Kevin earned his Bachelor of Music from Arizona State University and his Master Degree in Educational Administration from National University.  

 
Lisa S
Lisa Stallings
 
Coronita Elementary School 
 
CNUSD Teacher of the Year
 

Lisa has been a teacher for 26 years, all of which have been in theCorona-Norco Unified School District. Lisa currently teaches first grade at Coronita Elementary School.  Lisa believes that building trust and respectat the beginning of the year will create a classroom of student successstories.  As every little body enters herroom, she takes on the challenge of learning what makes each child “tick.”  She instills in them that each and every oneof them will go to college because they are the smartest first gradeclass!  Lisa received her Bachelor ofScience in Elementary Education at Frostburg State University. She earned herMaster Degree in Reading at California State University, Fullerton.