2016-02-05 / Schools

Awards honor champions of education


DIFFERENCE MAKERS—Karen Simmons, left, Jim Jarrard, Kimberley Richins, Wendy Hunter, Ruth Jacob and Jill Craft are the recipients of the Simi Valley Education Foundation’s Lew Roth awards for 2015- 16. Simmons and Jacob both received lifetime achievement awards. Jarrard, Richins, Hunter and Craft received awards in the classified, special education, volunteer and certificated categories, respectively. 
Courtesy of Simi Valley Education Foundation DIFFERENCE MAKERS—Karen Simmons, left, Jim Jarrard, Kimberley Richins, Wendy Hunter, Ruth Jacob and Jill Craft are the recipients of the Simi Valley Education Foundation’s Lew Roth awards for 2015- 16. Simmons and Jacob both received lifetime achievement awards. Jarrard, Richins, Hunter and Craft received awards in the classified, special education, volunteer and certificated categories, respectively. Courtesy of Simi Valley Education Foundation The Simi Valley Education Foundation recently hosted the 24th annual Lew Roth Awards Dinner where six individuals were honored for making a difference in schools, community and students.

More than 200 dignitaries, colleagues, family members and friends were on hand.

The foundation was formed in 1989 by Lew Roth, a Simi Valley school board trustee for 23 years.

This year, two lifetime achievement awards were given as well as honors in the categories of certificated, classified, volunteer and special education.

Candidates must work or volunteer in Simi Valley Unified School District.

The Simi Valley High School jazz ensemble entertained guests during the reception. The Simi Valley High School vocal ensemble sang the national anthem and also performed during dinner.

The Simi Valley Education Foundation provides additional resources to benefit students in Simi Valley’s public schools. For information, go to www.svef.org.

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