From left: Assistant Superintendent Christiane Gervais, Arroyo Vista Elementary School Principal Cheryl Busick, Teacher of the Year Jill Reddy, Superintendent Geoff Yantz, and Assistant Superintendent Karen Reed, celebrate South Pasadena Unified School District’s Teacher of the Year. (Photo Courtesy of South Pasadena Unified School District)

Congratulations to Arroyo Vista kindergarten teacher Jill Reddy! Ms. Reddy was named South Pasadena Unified School District 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Reddy also was subsequently named one of Los Angeles County’s “Sweet 16” Teachers of the Year at the recognition ceremony on September 22, 2018.  As such, she will advance to the California state Teacher of the Year competition.

“Jill Reddy is amazing,” said Arroyo Vista Principal Cheryl Busick. “She is organized, passionate, enthusiastic, and a hard worker. Ms. Reddy has this magical ability to know exactly what it takes to move her students from one place to the next. She uses a variety of instructional strategies and resources to respond to students’ diverse needs. Her classroom is a positive, exciting, and engaging learning space where the focus is on academics as well as fairness, respect, and being kind.” 

Thank you to Ms. Reddy for all her hard work, including 21 years of teaching experience and a commitment to the students of South Pasadena Unified. The Teacher of the Year award recognizes educators who have shown exemplary dedication, compelling classroom practices, positive accomplishments and professional commitment to their students.

For more information, contact: South Pasadena Unified School District, Office of the Superintendent, scarroll@spusd.net

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