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April 2014

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JOSE RIOS, Desert Sands Teachers Associ- ation, was recognized for his dedication and commitment to the Hispanic community. He became a teacher after serving as a coun- selor in the Indio juvenile justice system. Determined to stop discrimination and expand access to quality education for his students, he describes his students as "my closest collaborators and my best teachers." COLLEEN BRINER-SCHMIDT, Unified Association of Conejo Teachers, has advocat- ed for women and g irls since she was told admitting her to an honors English prog ram was a waste of time since she was "just going to get married and ha ve ba bies, and ef f orts to teach her would be wasted." She ser ves as a role model f or countless students, encoura g ing g irls to pursue ma th and science-rela ted fields. KRISTY ORONA-RAMIREZ, Alvord Educators Association, is an award-winning author who successfully promoted American Indian and Mexican Indian educational opportunities. Kristy was targeted by anti-immigrant groups Human Rights Award winners (from left) Melanie Tanseco, Colleen Briner-Schmidt, Jose Rios, Kristy Orona-Ramirez and Lori Clock, with CTA Secretary-Treasurer Mikki Cichocki-Semo, President Dean Vogel and Vice President Eric Heins. THIS YEAR'S HONOREES: M E M B E R S F R O M Thousand Oaks, Riverside, La Quinta, La Mirada and Monterey earned kudos for their outstanding dedication to promoting and protecting human and civil rights. The prestigious Human Rights Awards were presented at CTA's annual Equity and Human Rights Conference. CTA Human Rights Awards honorees California educators making a difference after reading a poem for a syndicated broad- cast and was ultimately transferred as the school district caved to pressure. New district leadership has returned her to her original school where she continues her advocacy. LORI CLOCK, Teachers Association of Nor- walk-La Mirada, advocates for children both here and overseas. A staunch supporter of By Grace Children's Home in Ngong, Ken ya, she expanded her ef f orts in tha t countr y to provide medical care and facilities f or AIDS pa tients. She started the SOS (Smiles Overseas) Club to get her own fifth-g raders and school community involved. Last year, Lori's students filled 138 Love Packs f or Ken yan children. MELANIE TANSECO, Monterey Bay Teachers Association, works primarily with children with autism spectrum disorders. She facilitates un- derstanding among her colleagues as well as school parents, breaking down barriers that too often isolate students with special needs from the rest of the school community. 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