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October 29, 2013 > Milpitas Rotary selects Leo B. Murphy honoree

Milpitas Rotary selects Leo B. Murphy honoree

Submitted By Frank De Smidt

On Tuesday, OctoberÊ22nd, the MilpitasÊRotary Club recognized Milpitas Unified School District Teacher of the Year, Nathan Dixon, of Milpitas High School as the 2013 Leo B. Murphy honoree. Dixon teaches Algebra 1 and 2, a support class, "Math Connections," for Algebra 1 students, coaches basketball, golf, and advises the Robotics Club. Mr. Dixon is known for his innovative approach in the classroom.

Nathan Dixon was also honored as one of 36 outstanding teachers by the Santa Clara County Office of Education atÊits 44th annual teacher recognition celebration held September 26, 2013.

The ceremony was held at the Milpitas Library. Dixon was presented with his award by Milpitas Rotary President Mark Tiernan, Rotary Vocational Service Director Frank De Smidt, MUSD Superintendent Cary Matsuoka, Board of Education Clerk Danny Lau, and Milpitas Librarian Linda Arbaugh. Leo B. Murphy was a teacher, the first principal of Milpitas Unified's then-Samuel Ayer High School, and aÊhighly regardedÊMilpitas Rotarian.

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