Help Honor Local Educators at the 2019 Venice WAVE Awards

Venice Paparazzi will be rolling out the red carpet for our Venice teachers  on May 9, 2019.  Join us!

This fantastic community event, hosted by the VCC Education Committee  honors teachers from 16  local schools and organizations for their achievements in and beyond the classroom.

Here is a message from the VCC Education Committee founder Joelle Dumas.

The WAVE Awards is a constructive event that brings together our leaders in education to honor one teacher from each of our 16 schools/art institutions. The awardees are nominated by their peers, introduced by their principal, afforded a few minutes to speak at the dinner ceremony and receive an award. It is a captivating and moving evening.Please honor us with your presence at the 8th annual Oscar-like ceremony that elevates the status of education and champions those who guide our children toward greatness.

2019 Winners:

1) Ecole Claire Fontaine– Solange Kamgaing, 2) Beethoven Elementary School–Sarah Galvan, 3) Broadway Elementary School–Ling Zhu, 4) Richland Ave. Elementary School–Casey Fichtner, 5) Short Ave. Elementary School–Eva Cervantes, 6) Walgrove Elementary School–Ruben Gonzalez, 7) Westminster Elementary School–TBD, 8) Mark Twain Middle School–Stayce Harvey, 9) Venice High School–Mary Ruth Greene, 10) Venice Skills Center–Stephen John Roth, 11) Boys and Girls Club of Venice–Shane Basye, 12) Neighborhood Youth Association–Rachel Lash, 13) Venice Arts–Jacinto Astiazaran

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Center: Joelle Dumas, the VCC Education founder and Director of Ecole Claire Fontaine

About the VCC Education Committee:

The VCC Education Committee is the bridge between business and education in Venice, a forum where action & ideas meet, and a channel of communication for sharing  energy, innovation & intelligence. Our common purpose is to nurture a future community whose ability to learn, create and lead will inspire the world. 

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Venice Paparazzi Fun Fact:  VP has covered the WAVE awards from 2007-2018.  View pics below!

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