Public Health Teachers of the Year
named for hands-on, remote learning using enhanced science curriculum
Public Health Teachers of the Year. (left to right) Danny Woo of San Jose Charter Academy; Geri Varela of Cherrylee Elementary School; and Giselle Argüello of San Jose Charter Academy
Three teachers in San Gabriel Valley schools received the distinct recognition
Recognized educators used citizen science or enhanced science curriculum to develop students’ scientific thinking
Mosquito G.R.I.D., a citizen science project by region’s mosquito control agency, was a key resource
The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District’s EcoHealth Vector Education program named three teachers as this past year’s Public Health Teachers of the Year:
Giselle Argüello, San Jose Charter Academy
Geri Varela, Cherrylee Elementary
Danny Woo, San Jose Charter Academy
The teachers participated in the citizen science project Operation Mosquito G.R.I.D. (Growth Reduction and Increased Detection) or brought the standards-focused EcoHealth programs into the virtual classroom.
Mosquito G.R.I.D. engages students with natural phenomena and promotes the development of scientific thinking.
-Giselle Argüello, San Jose Charter Academy Teacher