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Kucera MS Teacher Mrs. Amy Lewis Selected as “Educator of the Year Finalist” from the California League of Middle Schools
Posted 11/18/19

On behalf of the Rialto Unified School District Board of Education, and Superintendent Dr. Cuauhtémoc Avila, we are proud to congratulate Mrs. Amy Lewis, Kucera Middle School math teacher, for being selected as a finalist for the 2019-2020 “Educator of the Year” (EOY) award by the California League of Middle Schools (CLMS). Mrs. Lewis will be recognized at the CLMS Region 10 Educator of the Year Awards Dinner ceremony held at the Riverside Marriott on December 9, 2019, 5:30 p.m.


“I am proud to have Mrs. Lewis as an educator at Kucera Middle School,” said Mrs. Roxanne Dominguez, Principal of Kucera Middle School. “Not only is she is extremely knowledgeable, she is patient, caring and kind. Her dedication to teaching is unwavering. Mrs. Lewis more than deserves the recognition of Educator of the Year.”


The CLMS, which is part of the California League of Schools, aims to assist K-12 educators improve student learning by offering professional development and a variety of valuable resources. 

Mrs. Lewis is one of 12 teachers named as a finalist for the award. 

“I was very surprised,” Mrs. Lewis said. “It was a pleasant surprise, but it was unexpected.” 


The winner will be voted on and announced at the awards dinner after each finalist delivers a speech. 


She has been a teacher for 22 years, including 21 years at Kucera Middle School. Along with teaching eighth-grade students, she is also active in training future teachers. Mrs. Lewis has served as a master teacher to student teachers four times in the last five years. Mrs. Lewis is currently wrapping up her master’s degree in gifted education from Grand Canyon University.  


“I’m a fairly traditional teacher, but I’m willing to try new things to try to get my students involved in the lesson so they can learn,” Mrs. Lewis said. “I’ll work with collaboration, in groups and partners. I vary what I do.” 


RUSD officials will join Kucera Middles School staff members in honoring Mrs. Lewis at the CLMS Region 10 Educator of the Year Awards Dinner on Dec. 9, 2019.


Congratulations, Mrs. Lewis, for your continued dedication to our students, you make the Rialto Unified School District very proud. You are most deserving!