OEF "Education Hero of the Year"

Becky Beckett with students in Chaparral High School Auditorium showing feather samples during the Ojai Raptor Center’s presentation to students in Fall of 2019.

Becky Beckett with students in Chaparral High School Auditorium showing feather samples during the Ojai Raptor Center’s presentation to students in Fall of 2019.

Each year, OEF recognizes an “Education Hero” for his / her outstanding service to public education in the Ojai Valley. Honorees include Teachers, School Administrators, Students, Volunteers and Community Members.

Education Heroes are honored at “OEF Celebrates!”, our annual Fall Fundraiser.

For the 2019 - 20 school year, OEF is proud to recognize Becky Beckett, Principal of Chaparral High School, Ojai Adult School, and Ojai Independent School for her extraordinary leadership in providing alternative education instruction for both our youth and adults in the Ojai Valley. Go to 2019 Education Hero to read more about Becky.

 

OEF “education hero of the year” honorees:

2019 - Becky Beckett, Principal, Chaparral High School, Ojai Adult School, Ojai Independent School

2018 - Natalie Hay, Nordhoff Science Teacher, Abilene Runyan, Nordhoff Honors Student, and Asli Ruf, Volunteer of the Year

2017 - Bill Wagner, Nordhoff Music Teacher

2016 - Greg & Martha Lepine, Ojai USD Teachers

2015 - Lillian Tally, Ojai USD Music Coordinator

2014 - Rikki Horne, Ojai USD School Board Member

2013 - Harriett Clise, Ojai USD Teacher

2012 - John Whitman, OEF Board Member

2011 - Susana Arce

2010 - Marty Babayco, Ojai USD Principal

2009 - Javier Ramirez, Ojai USD Teacher

2008 - Cheryl Widders

2007 - Cathy Maynard

2006 - Doug Becker


OUSD's "Employees of the Year"

In addition to honoring our Education Heroes, we support the Ojai Unified School District's annual recognition of their Educators / Faculty of the Year (Certified Employee) and Staff Members of the Year (Classified Employee).

Teachers receiving the Educator of the Year award are selected by their peers for going beyond the call of duty by inspiring students with enthusiasm, creativity and love of teaching.

The district's Staff Members of the Year recognize School District classified staff employees who go the "Extra Mile."

Awards are presented by the Ojai Unified School District along with OEF Board Members during a special ceremony at OUSD's June Board meeting. Go to OUSD Awards for a full list of recent recipients.

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Congratulations to the 2018 - 19 Employees of the Year:

A Place to Grow P.S.: Jennifer Fitzgerald (Faculty), Cheynne Silver (Staff)

Chaparral H.S.: Leana Graham (Faculty), Gedne Feldgar (Staff)

Matilija Junior H.S.: Kyle Rehder (Faculty), Chantal Selleslags (Staff)

Meiners Oaks E.S.:  Sandr Hansen (Faculty), Catherine McKinnis (Staff)

Mira Monte E.S.: June Sears (Faculty), Ricardo Sanchez (Staff)

Nordhoff H.S.: Maggie Burke (Faculty), Denise Rimpa (Staff)

San Antonio E.S.: Kate Spiva (Faculty), Richard Rowe (Staff)

Topa Topa E.S.: Brenda Hill (Faculty), Frances Gonzalez (Staff)

District: Randy Alderson, Kay Mason