2016-17: Congratulations to LVHS teacher honored at NEA Gala
Al Rabanera, a mathematics educator at La Vista High School was honored one of the five finalists for the Excellence in Teaching Award! As a finalist, Rabanera received the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence and $10,000.
Here is the video featuring Rabanera that premiered during the gala. And attached are photos from the evening, including:
Group shot: (left to right)
Melissa Ladd, a fifth grade educator at Poplar Road Elementary School in Sharpsburg, Georgia;
Stephanie Johnson, a second grade educator at HB Rhame Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina;
Al Rabanera, a mathematics educator at La Vista High School in Fullerton, California;
Gary Phoebus, President and CEO of NEA Member Benefits;
Victoria Rowell, award-winning actress, author, and activist, and gala host;
Carol Bauer, a fourth grade educator at Grafton Bethel Elementary School in Yorktown, Virginia;
Harriet Sanford, President and CEO of the NEA Foundation.
Stage shot (left to right):
Harriet Sanford, President and CEO of the NEA Foundation;
Kelly Stacy, Senior Vice President for Field Operations and Distribution of the Horace Mann Educator Corporation;
Eric C. Heins, President of CTA;
Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, Chair of the NEA Foundation Board of Directors;
Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President of NEA.
For additional photos and video, you can follow @NEAFoundation on Twitter, or the event hashtag #neafgala. You can also share photos from the NEA Foundation’s Facebook album of the gala, which will be available tomorrow.
(For your reference, the winner of the top award — the NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence and $25,000 — was Sonia Galaviz, a fifth grade educator at Garfield Elementary in Boise, Idaho. I’m happy to share the press release announcing the winner for more details if you’re interested.)