Our office offers the New Haven Teacher's Appreciation award as a way to thank New Haven Unified School District teachers for the wonderful work they do for our community and our children. This year, we split our nominations into parent and student categories with the prompt, "Tell us about a teacher who has gone above and beyond." The winning student nomination was a three page report, single spaced, title page w color graphics, and bound in a presentation folder. Clearly this student was both passionate and inspired by an amazing teacher. I was honored to present a plaque and check for $1000 to Mrs. Rainbow Lobo from Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School. Congratulations!