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Compton Unified School District Dominguez High School Teacher, Catherine Borek Selected as a 2023 California Teacher of the Year

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Catherine Borek

Compton, California October 14, 2022- Dominguez High Schools Catherine Borek was named as one of the state of California as five Teachers of the year. An AP English and Drama teacher Credited with reviving the drama program at Dominguez, Borek was named Compton Unified School Districts Teacher of the Year this past May and one of LA County Office of Educations Teachers of the year in September.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today named five exceptional educators as the 2023 California Teachers of the Year. These educators are ambassadors for the profession and serve as representatives of the state for the calendar year. Thurmond, who began his career as a social services worker, said he is pleased to recognize the five outstanding teachers who have had a tremendous impact in their schools, on students, and in communities, and have gone above and beyond during a challenging time in education and in our lives.

These five educators receive the prestigious honor of 2023 California Teachers of the Year for their extraordinary talents and efforts to teach young people in California during historically challenging circumstances, said Thurmond. Using their exceptional skills, creativity, and experience, they continue to create positive learning environments and make meaningful contributions to the academic and social emotional needs of their students.

"I am grateful for Ms. Borek's contributions and commitment to our students. It is so fitting that our District's Teacher of the Year has brought innovation and excellence through arts programming, as we are a district that recognizes the value that the arts bring to students," said Superintendent Darin Brawley.

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Congratulations to Ms. Borek and the other California Teachers of the Year! Great educators are vital to our village and are cause for celebration and recognition.