News Release| Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year; Cal State L.A.


3 CSULA alums selected as
2010-11 top school teachers

Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year announced

Los Angeles, CA — Reflecting the University’s success in preparing and producing outstanding educators, three Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year for 2010-11 are graduates of California State University, Los Angeles.

The CSULA alumni named among the “Sweet 16”—as outstanding educators who have been serving with “praiseworthy distinction,” according to Los Angeles County Interim Superintendent of Schools Jon R. Gundry—are:

Kelsey Brown (M.A., 2002)

Holly Avenue Elementary School, 5th Grade; Arcadia Unified School District; Pasadena resident

Brian Morita (B.A., 2000)

El Sereno High School, 6th Grade; Los Angeles Unified School District; Downey resident

Tina Repetti Renzullo (B.A., 1989)

McKinley School, Kindergarten; Pasadena Unified School District; Pasadena resident

For the honorees’ photos, videos and short bios:   

According to the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), the L.A. County Teachers of the Year represent the profession’s “best of the best” in the state’s largest honors competition for K-12 educators. Judged as the county’s top public school teachers for the academic year, the LACOE described the honorees as “standard-bearers for the teaching profession and their 80,000 classroom colleagues countywide.”

The L.A. County Teachers of the Year Program is the largest local competition in the state and nation, and is part of the oldest and most prestigious honors contest in the U.S. for K-12 public school teachers. 

For LACOE’s 2010-11 Teachers of the Year press release:

For information about the Charter College of Education at Cal State L.A.: /academic/ccoe/

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