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Oiler Alert Part 2: Richmond High School's Carlo Juntilla Named Final Teaching Excellence Award Winner

And the final Teaching Excellence Award Winner is …

Richmond High School's Carlo Juntilla, Ed Fund Teaching Excellence Award Winner. Carlo Juntilla, Richmond High School, AP United States History (11th grade), United States History (11th grade), Government/Economics (12th Grade)

Mr. Juntilla has been at Richmond High School for the past 3 years. In those three years, he has worked toward creating an inclusive learning environment where students feel heard and challenged. His teaching style is informed by a culturally responsive pedagogy that celebrates the differences of students and makes meaningful connections between what students learn in school and their cultures, languages, and life experiences. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted traditional forms of education, but he has taken this as an opportunity to explore ways to support students and their families to use their voices. Understanding the stress his students are under during the current circumstances, he makes himself available to his students after class and incorporates current events into his economics lessons. Throughout this unprecedented year, his students continue to show their potential and he is honored to be a part of their journey. 

Mr. Juntilla will be representing WCCUSD this year at the annual Teacher Of the Year Award ceremony. Go Carlo! 

"My efforts alone didn't earn this award; I am a product of the teachers and mentors who believed in me, a network of family and friends who encouraged me, and students and families who trust in me every day. It is because of you all that I am committed and inspired to finding ways to provide equitable educational opportunities for all students. Thank you to Ed Fund and my family at Richmond High for his award!"