Last month, President Barack Obama awarded the 2012 National Teacher of the Year Award to Rebecca Mieliwocki of Luther Burbank Middle School.
Mieliwocki, the seventh Californian to receive the award, is currently a seventh grade English teacher in Burbank. Her receipt of the award brings national attention to the impact of statewide budget cuts on California’s public schools.
The Masons of California are working with public schools – and teachers like Mieliwocki – to positively impact the future of California students. Through the Raising A Reader literacy partnership, the fraternity is bringing an award-winning program to thousands of at-risk students at elementary schools throughout the state.
Earlier this year, California Masons observed Mieliwocki’s receipt of the 2012 California Teacher of the Year Award at a celebration at Burbank City Hall. On behalf of Masons throughout the state, California Masonic Foundation Board President Arthur Weiss honored Mieliwocki’s achievements by presenting her with a $1,000 check and personal gift.
Read more about the fraternity’s support for California public education here.
Photo (© Glenn Cook): President Barack Obama awards the 2012 National Teacher of the Year Award to Rebecca Mieliwocki, a seventh grade English teacher at Luther Burbank Middle School.