Twin Lakes Teacher Earns Golden Apple Award For Her Dedicated Efforts to MVSD Students and Families
The West San Gabriel Valley Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region XV held their annual Golden Apple Awards, honoring outstanding individuals whose dedication and support makes an extraordinary impact on local schools, students and families.
As part of Region XV of ACSA, Mountain View School District was pleased to honor Rosanna Gonzalez as its Golden Apple recipient.
Rosanna is a teacher at Twin Lakes Elementary School and has been a valued member of the Mountain View School District team for 30 years. During her three decades of service, she has served not only her students but the entire community in many capacities. For the past three years Rosanna has partnered with her church, Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV) in San Dimas to provide school supplies to Mountain View students. This year, thanks to the generosity of CCV and Rosanna’s hard work each of the District’s 12 schools received 50 backpacks to distribute to students at the start of the school year. Additionally, through CCV’s Kaleidoscope program Rosanna and her daughter organized Saturday Soccer Clinics at Twin Lakes for students and families. Over 60 church volunteers lead the Saturday clinics providing students and families with soccer instruction, fun games and a free lunch as well as an outpouring of love and appreciation.
Rosanna’s compassion and care is evident in everything she does. Her most gratifying work has been her work with families who were homeless and now are off the streets. Her greatest reward was when a former kindergarten student and her family came to visit. They had been living in a car when the little girl was in Rosanna’s class and needed help. Today they have a home and her student has recently graduated from Cal Poly.
“No reward is greater than to see a student succeed and reach their full potential,” said Rosanna. “I feel blessed to have so many resources available through my church and others and it means the world to me to be able to help the families of Mountain View who I care so deeply for.”
MVSD administrators and board members joined in the ACSA Golden Apple Awards ceremony and were thrilled to be there to honor Rosanna.
“Rosanna is an exceptional teacher and human being and we truly appreciate her kind outreach and her dedication to ensure our students and families have what they need to succeed. She is an inspiration and very deserving of the Golden Apple award,” said Lillian Maldonado French, MVSD Superintendent.
During the ceremony ACSA Region XV also honored retiring administrators and MVSD was pleased to honor Maureen O'Hearn who is retiring after dedicating 38 years to the Mountain View School District.