Town Square

Post a New Topic

Schools pick their top profs

Original post made on Jun 27, 2008

Two local teachers, Keren Robertson of Los Altos High School and Alecia Falk of Huff Elementary, have been named teachers of the year by their respective school districts. Both will be honored later in the summer for their leadership and commitment to the community.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 16, 2008, 8:01 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Fed Up, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 27, 2008 at 12:45 am

Get it right next time. Schools are not picking the best teachers. A "committee of union members and administrators in MVWSD choose them. With administrators having the final say. The process is rigged. Period. Survey the teachers doing the work and you'd know. More spin from the district office.


Posted by eric, a resident of another community
on Jun 27, 2008 at 11:11 pm

Um, so the teacher of the year awards shouldnt be picked by their peers and supervisors? What do you want- a parent vote? That would turn into nothing more than a popularity contest dominated by teachers at larger campuses or ones able to turn out the vote.

Anyone who has actually interacted with our school administrative leadership in a substantive way- both at MVWSD and the high school level- comes away impressed. The uninformed vitriol on this board is pretty comical


Posted by Fed Up, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 28, 2008 at 12:00 am

Eric:

Stop being a cheer leader. You are obviously linked to the district administraion. Teachers will tell you it's rigged. Talk to them, not the district administration.


Posted by eric, a resident of another community
on Jun 28, 2008 at 10:29 am

The favorite argeument of someone with no arguement-- "you must be linked to such-and-such". I've never heard a teacher complain aobut that. Rigged? You are insulting the excellent teacher that was honored this year. Stop your whining


Posted by Parent, a resident of another community
on Jul 1, 2008 at 2:34 pm

Both of my children had Alecia Falk as a 5-th grade teacher. She is, indeed, a wonderful teacher and very deserving of this honor. Don't think anything needed to be "rigged" here.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Scottís Seafood Mountain View to close, reopen as new concept
By Elena Kadvany | 7 comments | 2,827 views

Who Says Kids Donít Eat Vegetables?
By Laura Stec | 7 comments | 1,564 views

Breastfeeding Tips
By Jessica T | 10 comments | 1,467 views

Richard Linklater's Masterpiece "Boyhood"
By Anita Felicelli | 5 comments | 1,142 views

Community Service Helps You, Too
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,055 views