Julie Romero, a combined studies and reading support teacher at Griffiths Middle School, has been named L.A. County Teacher of the Year for the Downey Unified School District. Romero lives in Downey and has taught for 23 years.
“Mrs. Romero’s class is the perfect environment for learning,” wrote an appreciative student, “but there is always time for stories to be told.”
L.A. County officials described Romero as “(loving) the challenge of teaching students with behavior problems and who struggle academically. She wants to change the way they feel about school, teach them to be successful and confident and proud. In short, she wants to make a difference in the lives of her students.”
Published: Oct. 9, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 26