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April 30, 2013 > Hayward teacher recognized on House floor

Hayward teacher recognized on House floor

Submitted By Allison Bormel

U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) has honored teacher Ms. Miroslaba "Lili" Velo of Hayward's Tennyson High School on the floor of the House of Representatives for being named the "2013 Outstanding Senior High School Teacher of the Year" by the California Council for Social Studies.

"Many students often remember that one engaging, empowering teacher who inspires them to change the course of their life. I am proud to recognize one of those teachers, Ms. Miroslaba "Lili" Velo, a social studies teacher from Hayward's Tennyson High School in my congressional district. Ms. Velo was named the 2013 Outstanding Senior High School Teacher of the Year by the California Council for Social Studies.

"As the Chair of the Social Studies Department at Tennyson High School, Ms. Velo is a true leader in advancing social studies education by teaching educators in her high school and across California how to engage students with new and innovative teaching methods. This is something we will need as we continue to lead our students to be competitive in the changing global economy.

"Ms. Velo is a wonderful example of the most dedicated teachers from across the nation who strive daily to better the lives of their students and assist the teachers around them.

"Once again, I congratulate Ms. Velo on this receiving this well-deserved recognition."

To view the video of Rep. Swalwell on the House Floor, visit http://bit.ly/12yY6YE

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