Spotlight on Education: Educator of the Year Awards Hosted by the PVP Rotary Club

Educators of the Year: (Front Row, l. to r.) Patti Petrucci (Ridgecrest Intermediate School); Sheryl Rasmussen (Cornerstone Elementary School); Stephanie Kagimoto (Silver Spur Elementary School); Cara Dunn (Rancho Vista Elementary School); Adeline Allen (Peninsula Heritage School); (Second Row, l. to r.) Elizabeth McCurdy (Point Vicente Elementary School); Karen Kostrencich (Palos Verdes High School); Ana Alejandre (Rolling Hills Preparatory School); and Kindra Windish (Chadwick School).

The 43rd Annual Educator of the Year dinner was hosted by the Palos Verdes Rotary Club recently at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. Co-Chairs Joan E. Behrens and David Rowe and Club President Julia Parton introduced the nine teacher honorees, who  talked about their influences, and their gratitude for their families, colleagues, and students. The educators received name-engraved gold carriage clocks, certificates of commendation from civic groups and elected officials, and gift certificates to Terranea Spa. Donations gathered in connection with this event help fund the annual PVP Rotary College Scholarships.

 Photos by Chris Stilllians-CMS Design Portraiture


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