Pictured are 20 local teachers chosen to receive a Certificate of Recognition from the State Legislature. The teachers were honored by Novato Rotary Club for excellence in teaching on May 31st at Margaret Todd Senior Center, as part of the 14th Annual Rotary Club Teacher Awards and Recognition Luncheon. Each teacher's name had been selected as the outstanding teacher of their school within the Novato School District.
The luncheon address and introduction of this years outstanding teachers was given by Mary Jane Burke, the Superintendent of Schools for Marin County, as she has done for the first twelve years of the event.
The teachers were presented with a plaque, as well as a cash award in which they vowed to spend on themselves.
Top Row, Left to Right :
Marin Supt. Mary Jane Burke, Matt Gardner, Jason Seale, Karen McCormish, Dana Tamura, Kate Mansergh, Leonard Banning
Second row: Reyna Lowrie, Jeff Packman, Isaias Franco, Emily Steffy, Valerie Logue, Lori Owens, Michelle Stephens
Bottom Row: Chairman Dave Jones, Novato Rotary President Reggie Winner. Kirby Gibbs, Beth Ardzrooni, Cynthia Bergez, Ruth Miller, Melissa Diaz. Honored but not attending were Radha Makker and Megan Truitt.
The entire recognition ceremony will air on Novato Public Access Television, Comcast Channel 26 in Novato, on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 12 Noon.