The Rotary Club of Pasadena, and the Teachers of Excellence Committee have stated that the recipient of a Teachers of Excellence Award for 2023 is Mrs. Yamada.
Since 1991, the Rotary Club of Pasadena has rewarded exceptional educators who foster and encourage excellence in education in the Pasadena Unified School District. Mrs. Yamada now joins our very own past recipients: Ms. Negrete '22, Mrs.Shiohama '15, Mrs. Enriquez '12, and Mr. Sanchez '09 and is now part of a long tradition of recognizing those who set the standard for inspiring our local students.
This year’s Teachers of Excellence winners are:
Michael McNeely, Rose City High School
Isabel Reynoso, Blair High School
Donna Tucker, John Muir High School Early College Magnet
Ashley Webb, Altadena Arts Magnet
Marion Yamada, Alexander Hamilton Elementary School
This is a picture from Mrs. Yamada’s first class at Hamilton