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October 29, 2004

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October, 2004 | Supporting Education | Southern California

Assemblymember Ron Calderon Presents "Exceptional Educator" Award to Pico Rivera Teacher


SACRAMENTO – “The Big Spin®” show aired Saturday, October 30, 2004 and featured Priscilla Linares of Pico Rivera who received the Lottery’s “Exceptional Educator” Award from Assemblymember Ron Calderon.

Ms. Linares is an accomplished English teacher who has proven to be an invaluable asset to both students and administrators at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera.  She is known for her innovative style of teaching by always striving to present creative and meaningful lessons to keep her students interested in learning.  Ms. Linares has also successfully taken charge of a number of school programs.  Many involve the assessment, development, and advancement of students’ reading levels, which gives them the tools they need for academic success.  Because she’s a natural leader combined with proven success, Ms. Linares has been asked to begin her eighth year at El Rancho High as their new Assistant Principal.

The California Lottery’s “Exceptional Educator” Award has been presented on “The Big Spin®” television show since April of 2001.  The Lottery enlists legislators and state officials to present these awards which recognize outstanding teachers whose extraordinary efforts help California students to succeed. 

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