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February 13, 2004

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February, 2004 | Supporting Education | Southern California

Assemblymember Lou Correa Presents "Exceptional Educator" Award to Garden Grove Teacher


SACRAMENTO – "The Big Spin®" Show airs this Saturday, February 14, 2004 and features Assemblymember Lou Correa who will present the Lottery's "Exceptional Educator" Award to Sandi Ishii from Garden Grove.

An exceptional teacher, Sandi Ishii teaches fourth grade at George S. Patton Elementary School in Garden Grove. For the past 20 years Ishii held various leadership positions that influenced curriculum design, the school and most importantly the lives of her students.

Ishii excels in her work with the fourth grade "gifted and talented education or "gate" program. She inspires her students to "reach for the stars" with her enthusiasm and unique teaching techniques—ultimately bringing out the brightness in every child. Because Ishii successfully provides her students with the skills they need to achieve their highest potential, she was awarded the "Apple of Gold" award for excellence in education.

The California Lottery's distinguished "Exceptional Educator" Award has been presented on "The Big Spin®" television show since April of 2001. The Lottery enlists various Legislators to present these awards which recognize the outstanding teachers whose extraordinary efforts help California students to succeed.

In 2003 the California Lottery contributed $1 billion to public education, for the third consecutive year.

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