Thursday, Mrs. Rebecca Mieliwocki received a personal call from State Superintendent, Tom Torlakson, informing her that she has been selected as California’s 2011 Teacher of the Year!
Mieliwocki began her teaching career at John Burroughs High School and has taught 7th grade English at Luther Middle School for the past 9 years. She was recently honored as LA County Region 16 Teacher of the Year.
As California’s statewide 2011 Teacher of the Year she will also visit Washington DC and represent California as the nominee for National Teacher of the Year.
Burbank School Superintendent Stan Carrizosa commented in a release, ” This honor is an incredible tribute to her outstanding teaching abilities. She embodies that very unique and special blend of strength in her personal core values, combined with flexibility in her willingness to continue to learn, grow, and adapt in her profession to meet the ever-changing needs, demands, and expectation for our students.
On behalf of our School Board, District, our talented staff, and the incredible students and families of Luther Middle School, we offer our heartfelt congratulations!”