Teachers in the Capistrano Unified School District have made their per-school selections for teachers of the year.
The following teachers in Laguna Niguel public schools have been selected by their peers:
Aliso Niguel High – Robbie Schmitz, P.E.
Marian Bergeson Elementary – Celeste Gray, third grade
Crown Valley Elementary – Colleen Kotel, preschool for deaf
Dana Hills High – Randy Hudson, science
Hidden Hills Elementary – Jennifer Calentino, second grade
Laguna Niguel Elementary – Linda Cardwell, kindergarten
John Malcom Elementary – Melanie Foote, kindergarten
Moulton Elementary – Linda Gilpin, second grade
Niguel Hills Middle – Katie Fallman, sixth grade
George White Elemenary – Cathy Myers, second grade
From the 56 winners, three will be named in May as the district-wide teacher of the year, one for each school level. The three will then compete in the Orange County teachers- of-the-year contest, according to a CUSD press release.