Local Teacher at Field Elementary Receives Huge Honors
Field Elementary Dual Immersion School is celebrating with the recent events honoring Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten Dual Immersion Teacher, Miss Katherine Aud.
As this school year comes to an end on June 15, 2015, Miss Aud will have completed her 20th year at Field. On May 7, 2015, she was honored at the 17th Annual Biliteracy Symposium, sponsored by the County of San Diego, at the La Jolla Marriott Hotel.
Miss Aud accepted a Leadership in Biliteracy Award, as she is the founding kindergarten teacher of the two-way bilingual immersion program at Field Elementary. “She has a passion for teaching and always goes above and beyond to share knowledge and resources with colleagues across the district. Her leadership continues to support the growth of the program at her site, as well as benefit others across the district” stated Mrs. Veronika Mendez-Lopez, dual language program manager for San Diego Unified’s Office of Language Acquisition.
“Katherine builds a strong foundation for students in her class and promotes the acquisition of two languages. She also does a great job making content accessible and promotes active engagement that leads towards biliteracy”, added Mrs. Mendez-Lopez.
In addition to receiving this leadership in biliteracy award, on May 11, 2015 Miss Aud was honored by former students, Jorge Narvaez, and his daughter, Alexa Narvaez. They surprised Miss Aud at the Monday Morning School-Wide Assembly with a musical performance.
Jorge and Alexa sang a song to thank Miss Aud for the huge impact she has had on their lives as part of Target’s #thanksabillion campaign. After the song was over, Jorge and Alexa presented Miss Aud with a check for $10,000 to Field Elementary School!
Field Elementary is so honored to have Miss Aud dedicate 20 years of her life to the students and families of the Clairemont community. The video of this amazing gift can be seen below:
For more information, please contact principal, Amy Griffiths at (858) 800-5900.
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