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Two Teachers Earn Middle School Recognition

Rolling Hills Middle School teacher Jennifer Bell and Monroe Middle School teacher Jennifer Phillips were finalists for the California League of Middle Schools (CLMS) Region 5 Educator of the Year award. The award is given to middle school teachers who exemplify educational excellence and who have made significant efforts to implement elements of educational reform. 

The regional title was given to Jennifer Bell, 6th grade teacher at Rolling Hills Middle School. She believes “the best way to prepare our students for the world of tomorrow is to help foster critical thinking skills and positive interpersonal relationships.” She was recognized for her dedicated and innovative work with our students at Rolling Hills and for her leadership when working at the district level.  She has worked to implement proven instructional techniques, including learning targets and writing strategies that benefit all learners.

Our District was well represented, as Jennifer Phillips, 5th Grade teacher at Monroe Middle School, was also among the 10 regional finalists. Her Monroe colleagues nominated her for the award saying that "through her work as a core teacher in multiple subjects she has provided students the opportunity to learn without limits through her ability to differentiate instruction and simultaneously build upon her relationships with both her students and families."

Both teachers are exemplary and represent the excellence found in Campbell Union School District’s schools.

Jennifer Bell will now move on to the state level where she and 10 other regional winners will compete for CLMS State Educator of the Year.