La Mirada~The La Mirada Kiwanis community service club recently announced its recipients for its teacher-of-the-year program, picking a "winner" at ten different schools in La Mirada

"The service club project looks for ways to give back to the schools in a way that directly impacts students, said Debbie Scheibel, past President of La Mirada Kiwanis and currently Lt. Governor for Kiwanis International-Division 30.

Each recepient, chosen by their peers, received a gift bag containing ream of paper, notebook, and other classroom supplies for immediate use, and a $200 Staples voucher.

At La Mirada High School the recipient was Andrea Wood, "Teachers like Ms. Wood make a difference", said La Mirada Kiwanian Richard Trujillo, who along with former Norwalk-La Mirada Superintendent Ginger Shattuck, now a La Mirada Kiwanian, delivered the package. Trujillo is pictured, right, with La Mirada High Principal Bill Seals and Ms. Wood.

Special thanks go out to Extra Hands Advertising and project Chairpersons Scheibel and Adrienne Medrano, who also put together the gift bags.  

Here is a list of the rest of the recipients:   


Victoria Pflanzer

Dulles Elementary

Kimberly M. Emmons        

Eastwood Elementary

Jennifer Liivoja                 

Escalona Elementary

Jason C. Hudson              

Foster Road Elementary

Julie Wright                      

Gardenhill Elementary

Jessica Yoon                    

La Pluma Elementary

Kathy Brais        

Benton Middle School

Catherine A. Black           

Hutchinson Middle School

Janet Ramont                  

Los Coyotes Middle School

Andrea Wood                  

La Mirada High School