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Rancho Verde Elementary teacher selected as teacher of the month

Apple Valley, Calif. (news release) – Rancho Verde Elementary School third-grade teacher Maria Sanchez was recently honored as the Walter Clark Legal Group/Route 103 KVFG Teacher of the Month for September. On Oct. 17, representatives from Walter Clark and Route 103 surprised Sanchez in her classroom with a $500 check. Her students were present to celebrate the recognition.

“Mrs. Sanchez was very shocked and excited to hear she had been chosen for the recognition,” said Rancho Verde Principal Joe Cranston. “Her fellow teachers are happy for her and we are so proud of her. Teaching is not an easy job, so when one of our own is recognized, it is a happy day for everyone.”

Sanchez first came to teach at AVUSD in 2011. In addition to teaching, she also serves as Rancho Verde’s GATE program coordinator and physical fitness state assessment coordinator. Mrs. Sanchez has taught both third and fifth grades.

The Walter Clark Legal Group/Route 103 KVFG Teacher of the Month promotion recognizes K-12 teachers for the difference they make in Victor Valley student lives. Each month during the 2017-2018 school year, a winner is selected from all nominees submitted at www.103TheRoute.com. K-12 teachers from Victor Valley area accredited public or private schools are eligible to be nominated for this monthly educational award.

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