Friday, March 28, 2014

Region's educators salute three San Diego Unified staff members

A principal, department director and Education Center administrative assistant are being honored by regional education organizations.
Recognized 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