Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Robin Leon, who fought mistreatment by CVESD, wins biliteracy award
Robin Leon, who joined CVESD teacher Frank Luzzaro in challenging the district's decision to dock their pay because they left a staff meeting at the suggestion of their principal at Feaster School in the 1990s, seems to be doing very well.
Leon and Luzzaro were transferred out of Feaster School against their will.
From CVESD website:
LITERARY LEADER-Teacher Robin León reads aloud to Montgomery Elementary students. León was among two Montgomery Elementary honorees for 'Leadership in Biliteracy.'
"Robin León has been a bilingual teacher for 32 years. Parent Ana Mendoza has served as chairwoman of the District English Learner Advisory Committee. León and Mendoza each are integral to the success of John J. Montgomery Elementary School. Now, they are also recipients of the 2008 “Leadership in Biliteracy” Award through the San Diego County Office of Education. The two Montgomery Elementary honorees were formally recognized at the recent 10th Annual Biliteracy Symposium.
"León has been in the Chula Vista Elementary School District for 22 years. Each fall, the bilingual kindergarten teacher goes out of her way to help parents understand the importance of their decision to opt for the bilingual program. She gives generously of her time to provide guidance to parents on how to support their child’s learning at home..."