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April 23, 2013 > Hayward teacher is 'California History teacher of the Year'

Hayward teacher is 'California History teacher of the Year'

Submitted By Kristen Yasukawa

Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) congratulates Tennyson High School teacher Miroslaba "Lili" Velo of Hayward for being named the 2013 Outstanding Senior High School History Teacher of the Year by the California Council for the Social Studies. The award recognizes Velo's leadership in advancing social studies education through engaging activities for Hayward youth, and developing innovative history curricula and teaching techniques for social studies educators across the state.

As the Social Studies Department Chair at Tennyson High School, Velo leads the school's social studies teaching practices and works with students of all levels, including advanced placement and English Learners. Velo shares her teaching techniques with middle and high school history teachers through ACOE's countywide social studies initiatives and presents at statewide conferences.

"ACOE is committed to fostering our teachers as leaders in history and social studies and in the education profession," said L. Karen Monroe, Alameda County Associate Superintendent of Education. "Lili is a shining example of the dedicated teachers in Alameda County who innovate education to meet the needs of our diverse students and address today's new standards and assessments."

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