PHOTOS BY CHRIS SHANNON
THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz
The Natomas Unified School Distrct last night celebrated area youth, several teachers and one of its campuses during a regular board meeting.
Natomas youth participated in the Natomas Mural Project under the direction of Daphne Burgess, Supervising Artist, Pacific Housing, Inc. and Jack Haskell, Information Specialist, Pacific Crest Trail, to create The Natomas Mural through the Positive Education and Cultural Exchange (P.E.A.C.E.). The project was supported by Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby and sponsored by Tri Counties Bank, Pacific Housing, Inc., LifeSTEPS, Inc., and Pacific Crest Trail.
Heron School was selected as one of the 2012 California Distinguished Schools. The 2012 California Distinguished Schools are geographically diverse with locations in small rural communities, suburban neighborhoods, and large urban cities.
The 2013 school site teachers-of-the-year: American Lakes – Sandee Henderson; Bannon Creek – Lisa Claussen; H. Allen Hight – Jennifer Mays; Jefferson – Kristin Ayers; Natomas Park – Jasmine Reese; Two Rivers – Roy Tenenbaum; Witter Ranch – James Clarke; Heron – John Meehan; Natomas Middle – Fernando Cruz; Discovery High – Therese Collentine; Natomas High – Cael Kuhlman; and Inderkum High – Richard Weaver. Special recognition was given to Jasmine Reese, 2013 district Teacher-of-the-Year.