Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies
        Bringing Social Studies to Teachers in the Inland Empire

              A California Council for the Social Studies Affiliate


    Bringing Social Studies to


A California Council for the Social Studies Affiliate                          

History-Social Science Teachers of Excellence

The Inland Empire is home to some of the best history-social science teachers in California.  Every year the Inland Empire Council fro Social Studies the San Bernardino and Riverside County Offices of Education join to recognize outstanding H-SS educators who are selected by colleagues and administrators for their contributions to education. All of those honored exhibit the characteristics of excellence in leadership, knowledge of content, creativity, and caring that create the best learning experience for students to become responsible citizens of tomorrow and that help fellow educators to achieve excellence as well. Join us in congratulating and honoring them for their outstanding contributions to schools in inland Southern California.
Characteristics of a History Social Science
Teacher of Excellence

  1. Inspires students to perform at the highest level and demonstrate responsible citizenship.
  2. Uses a variety of approaches, strategies, and materials that fully engage all students in learning the California history-social science curriculum.
  3. Demonstrates broad content knowledge and promotes advanced history-social science thinking.
  4. Shows leadership in and beyond his/her school and provides students with opportunities outside the classroom to participate in history-social science related activities such as History Day, We the People, Service Learning, Mock Trial, Model UN, etc.
  5. Works well with other staff and is recognized by peers, students, and parents as an outstanding teacher.
2012 Teachers of Excellence

Middle School Teachers of Excellence:

Patricia Abney – Quail Valley MS, Snowline Joint USD
Todd Anton - Heritage School, Snowline Joint USD
Brandee Leet - Hook JHS, Victor Valley UHSD
Katherine Rand - University Preparatory, Victor Valley UHSD
Bonnie Vigil-Potts - Cobalt MS, Victory Valley UHSD

High School Teachers of Excellence:

Michael Blackburn - Citrus Hill HS, Val Verde USD
Terri Brown - Granite Hills HS, Apple Valley USD
Rob Ingels - Granite Hills HS, Apple Valley USD
Noor Khan - Jurupa Hills HS, Fontana USD
Elizabeth Ramos - Alta Loma HS, Chaffey JUHSD
Roger Stip - La Sierra HS, Alvord USD
Anita Tucker - Victory Valley HS, Victor Valley UHSD

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