Elizabeth Anderson, middle school mathematics teacher at Joe Walker Stealth Academy in Lancaster, was honored as Teacher of the Year for Westside Union School District.
“We are proud to honor Mrs. Anderson as Teacher of the Year for 2014,” said Regina Rossall, Superintendent of Westside Union School District. “She continues to exemplify the excellence in teaching and educational leadership that we strive for in our District.”
Anderson received the designation after being selected by her fellow educators throughout the District.
“It is incredible seeing a staff member on our campus represent excellence in the entire District,” said Steven Wood, principal of Joe Walker Middle School. “Mrs. Anderson is committed to her students and their success and it shows in the work she’s done with them here at Joe Walker.”
Anderson is an advisor for Associated Student Body, Music Club, Safe Schools Ambassadors, M & M Club and the VEX Robotics team at Joe Walker. She helped establish the first regional VEX tournament for Middle School teams.
Anderson also serves as the coordinator for all 8th grade promotion activities and the annual Community Expo for STEALTH Academy. As an instructional leader, Anderson dedicates herself to professional development, attending conferences and trainings for mathematics, common core, Pre-AP and Project Lead the Way.
A Resolution passed by the Westside Union School District Board asserted Anderson is dedicated to the education of the whole child and is constantly seeking new ways to empower all students to accept the responsibility of leadership on campus, in the community, and in a global society.