A principal, department director and Education Center administrative assistant are being honored by regional education organizations.
as Administrators of the Year for the Association of California School
Administrators and the San Diego County School Boards Association are:
Michelle Irwin, Principal of Marshall Middle School in Scripps Ranch;
Shawn Loescher, Director of College Career and Technical Education; and
Josefina Viorato, Confidential Employee, Confidential Administrative
Assistant II, Board of Education Services.
The trio will be honored at the organizations' "Honoring Our Own" awards dinner on May 2.
Each year, the associations ensure that school leaders are recognized
for their excellence by rewarding excellence throughout the county.
Other award winners come from the other 42 districts in San Diego County
and the San Diego County Office of Education.
In announcing the awards, a release from Region 18 said "we honor
School Board Members, Administrators, Staff, Parents, College
Professors, and Community Members for their achievements and their
dedication to public education. Many of our Honorees have gone on to be
recognized at the State and National levels."
Region 18 Past Presidents’ Committee selects award winners for each
category. The award winners, along with the Region 18 Membership, are
notified about their accomplishment and are recognized at the Annual
“Honoring Our Own” Awards Dinner. The San Diego County School Boards
Association has a similar process and they honor five award categories
at the “HOO” Awards Dinner.
Nearly 500 educational leaders and friends of the educational
community attend this gala event.
Additionally, representatives from
over 20 local businesses attend and support the event with sponsorships
ranging from $500.00 up to $5,000.00. Sponsors are recognized for their
support of public education in our Region throughout the evening.
For more information, visit the association's website at http://regions.acsa.org/18/about/awards-program/