Imperial County Teacher of the Year is Mayra Armenta
Imperial County – Sixth grade teacher from the El Centro Elementary School District, Mayra Armenta, has been selected as the Imperial County Teacher of the Year for this coming school year.
Born in Mexicali, Mayra moved to Brawley while she was in elementary school at around the age of the students that she currently teaches. Mayra commented that her passion for teaching is connected to helping students like her. Teaching for 12 years, she began her career in Westmorland and has been teaching at Booker T. Washington Elementary School in El Centro since 2015.
“Mayra is a wonderful teacher whose innovative style combines with her passion to do amazing things for her students. Like many teachers here in Imperial County, she goes over and above for her students and their families, and she embodies everything we look for in our teachers," said Dr. Todd Finnell, County Superintendent of Schools.
Based upon Imperial County’s student enrollment of 37,000 for grades kindergarten through 12th grade, the Imperial County Office of Education can nominate one local teacher to the California Department of Education to be considered for the California Teacher of the Year Program. If selected as one of the California’s Teachers of the Year, Ms. Armenta would be showcased as a shining example of the over 300,000 teachers in the state! Annually, the CDE selects five teachers to serve as California’s Teachers of the Year from the nominations they receive from county offices of education throughout the state.
In Imperial County, a committee at the County Office of Education is tasked with recommending a single nominee to represent the outstanding work of Imperial County teachers from the nominations received from school districts county-wide.
Mayra Armenta attended local schools in Brawley and is alumna of the University of California San Diego. Mayra lives in Brawley along with her husband and two children.
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