Garden Grove Teachers Honored During Festival and Parade!


Teachers honored at 2014 Garden Grove Strawberry Festival

The theme of the 56th annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is “Honoring Our Exceptional Educators.” In advance of this four-day Memorial Day weekend event – to be held May 23 through 26, 2014 — the festival initiated a “Favorite Teacher” contest in which students in the Garden Grove Unified School District nominated their favorite teachers, counselors, school nurses, bus drivers, secretaries, custodians or other school district employees. Strawberry Festival board members reviewed the entries and selected the following winners based on their merits as described by their student:


Here are the Winners!

Name of Nominating Student

Name of School

Winning Educator

Melanie Alba

Crosby Elementary

Mrs. Nguyen

Pablo Alba

Crosby Elementary

Mr. Freese

Keith Hanssen

Garden Park Elementary

Debra Thompson

Tuongvan Ngo

La Quinta High School

Mr. Snider

Carmen Andrade

Los Amigos High School

Mr. Oberacker

Cuong Joseph Tran

Los Amigos High School

Ms. Catherine Teliczan

Megan L Westmyer

Pacifica High School

Mrs. Melody Ressendez

Audrey Koch and Karen Vuong

Rancho Alamitos High School

Mr. Desmond Stevens

Khuong Tiet

Santiago High School

Jeremy Khalaf

Jeffrey Roehmann, Nick Limon and Xavier

Stanley Elementary

Mr. K. Reed

Winning teachers were honored by on-air personality Tina Mastramico from radio station KSWB, The Sound LA, at the VIP breakfast Saturday, May 24th. Following the breakfast the winners rode in the parade along with this year’s festival parade Theme Grand Marshal Dr. George West, president of the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education.

Each student whose nominee was chosen  received two wristbands, each good for a full day of free carnival rides!