California Educator

August 2016

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Educators Are Everywhere Winners! W E K N O W what you did last summer, thanks to those of you who sent photos of yourselves globetrotting about, accompanied by family, friends and copies of the California Educator. Here are a few of our favorites — we'll share more, along with the backstories, in the September issue. Winners receive $50 gift cards for school supplies. WINNERS HONORABLE MENTION TERRI WALDER Alvord Education Association Promenade Elementary School "I am at La Bocca Della Verità (the Mouth of Truth) in Rome, made famous in the movie Roman Holiday with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. In the movie, he hides his hand and pretends it has been bitten off, which is what I am doing." (During the Middle Ages, it was believed that if one told a lie with one's hand in the mouth of the sculpture, it would be bitten off. Fortunately, Walder kept both hands.) JENNIFER YUEN Fremont Unified District Teachers Association Walters Junior High School "At Jedidiah Smith Redwoods State Park in Northern California, old-growth redwoods are preserved along the Smith River. We drove through six states and Canada visiting state and national parks. I'd like to share with students that there is so much natural beauty out there to enjoy — and we should learn ways to protect the environment." And REBECCA SOUTHWICK, pictured on page 3. ERICA KNIGHT Alvord Education Association Collett Elementary School "This picture is of 'Delicate Arch' located in Arches National Park in Utah. To get to this beautiful and famous arch we hiked up a 1.5-mile steep trail. It was worth it. Once there it was extremely windy, but we stayed until sunset. Having my magazine on hand was easy since I take it everywhere — I love reading it!" JORGE VILLASEÑOR Montebello Teachers Association La Merced Elementary School "Here we are at the Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland. I had never seen such a powerful waterfall before — I was surprised at how noisy it was. I think teachers should be paid more so they could travel more. It broadens your horizons to see the differences in people, culture and languages." ROBIN RAPHAEL Redwood City Teachers Association Northstar Academy "In Warsaw is a museum dedi- cated to native daughter Maria Skłodowska Curie, who studied here before moving to France and eventually earning two Nobel Prizes. As a science teacher, I often use Madame Curie's life as an example of great achievement; I'm always looking for examples of what women are capable of achieving in science and engineering." 54 CTA & you

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