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The Wave Awards celebrates and recognizes teachers for their outstanding achievements in and beyond the classroom.

May 9th, 2013 -



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05.09.13 WAVE Awards for Teaching Excellence.  Hosted by the Venice Chamber of Commerce Education Committee

About the WAVE awards:  The Wave Awards were launched in 2011 by the Venice Chamber  of Commerce Education Committee to acknowledge the enormous contribution teachers make everyday to the children of Venice and the surrounding areas.  Teachers are nominated and selected by their peers for excellence and recognized at an awards dinner, where they are introduced by their Principal or a fellow teacher and presented with a plaque and a gift bag with donations from local sponsoring businesses.

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2013 WAVE Highlights: The Venice Chamber of Commerce Education Committees 3rd Annual Wave Awards celebrating teachers, recognized and elected by their peers for their outstanding achievements in and beyond the classroom.

waveflyer2013smWho was there: 13 local organizations: A Window Between Worlds, Beethoven Elementary, Boys and Girls Club of Venice, Broadway Mandarin Immersion, Coeur D’Alene Elementary, Ecole Claire Fontaine, Mark Twain Middle School, Venice Arts, Venice High School, Venice Lutheran, Walgrove Elementary School, Westminster Elementary and Westside Global Awareness Magnet
Thanks you’s: VIP’s–Matt Stauffer,Press Secretary of Steven Bradford-62 nd Assembly District
Claudia Vizcarra–LAUSD 4 th District
Alex Rosales–President VCC
Linda Lucks–President VNC
Elena Epstein–LA Parent Magazine
Robin Kemker–Epoch Times Newspaper
Chris Garcia–American Great Deals-Our event  MC
Thank you to everyone who attended.
Sponsors: Google,Control Printing, Venice Paparazzi, Playa Vista, Rose Cafe, Ecole Claire Fontaine, Baja Cantina, Cantalini’s, La Cabana, New Media Hollywood
For more info: 
Joelle Dumas, Founder of Ecole Claire Fontaine.www.vcceducationcommittee.org
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CHECK OUT EVENT PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS. Click here to view all photos taken from this event.

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Photo:  Kelly Layne, Chamber VP Catherine Chevalier, Venice Chamber of Commerce Education Founder and Ecole Claire Fontaine’s Joelle Dumas, and Venice Historical Society Jill Prestsup.

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Photo:  Venice Boys and Girls Club Danielle Chi, Armando Diaz, Erikk Aldridge, Michelle and Valentino.
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Center  Middle Right:  Venice Chamber of Commerce President Alex Rosales
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Kelley Layne, Jill Prestsup, Control Printing and First Lady Nadine Rosales, and Google’s Sheridan
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Center:  Venice Neighborhood Council President Linda Lucks
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CHECK OUT PHOTO SLIDESHOW BELOW, or click here to view all photos taken from this event.  Enjoy!

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Thanks to the Venice Chamber of Commerce Education Committee for hosting such a grand event!  

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Lisa Christensen, Wenchia Tsai-Parker,  Kareen Berrien, Joelle Dumas and  Patricia Tay-Weiss.  Missing from this photo Kristin Duerr

About the Education Committee- Connecting Community, Education, and Business:  The Education Committee seeks to be our community’s forum for education, and the bridge between local businesses and educators. Its primary goal is to foster a high-quality education and dynamic learning environments for the children of Venice, thereby helping to fulfill Abbot Kinney’s original vision for Venice as a Mecca for culture, the arts, and education. The committee’s secondary goal is to encourage local children of all backgrounds and socio-economic levels to be educated together. In June 2011, the Venice Chamber established the inaugural WaVe Awards honoring local teachers, selected by their peers, who creatively engage their students and contribute to the vitality of our community.  vcceducationcommittee.org


For more info: 

Joelle Dumas, Founder of Ecole Claire Fontaine.www.vcceducationcommittee.org

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