Thursday, March 31, 2011

Whitman Elementary Teacher Named Hero by Local Radio Station

Whitman Elementary Teacher Angelina Reed has been honored with this month’s Teachers Are Heroes Award sponsored by FM 94.9 and Azusa Pacific University. Reed was chosen out of more than 26,000 teachers from 725 schools around San Diego County.

Reed has taught at Whitman since 2004 and is a Special Education teacher, working with with both moderate students and students with disabilities. She works to provide her students with a rigorous academic education both in special education and in the general education settings. Motivated by the idea that students with disabilities deserve the same opportunities as all students, Reed encourages teachers to focus on their strengths and not their disabilities.

Since 2001, FM 94.9 and Azusa Pacific University have presented this award to the most deserving teachers and educators. Award recipients also receive prizes for themselves and their classroom, as well as an opportunity to attend a celebration at Legoland California with their entire class.

For more information, contact Whitman Elementary Principal Pamela Thompson at