Adult Education Administrator of the Year: Growing a Learning Community
Posted on 08/24/2012
Larry Teshara | ACSA Photo
The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA (www)) has announced that Larry Teshara, Director/Principal of San Mateo Adult School, has been chosen as their 2012 Adult Education Administrator of the Year.
"I receive this award on behalf of a great faculty and staff of 125 dedicated professionals," Teshara said. "Any time you are recognized by your peers it is a great honor. The opportunity to network with California's leading educational leaders has been most fulfilling."
San Mateo County is one of the most diverse in the state. As a result, the adult school’s largest program, English as a Second Language, served more than 5,000 students last year. Students come from more than 90 countries, speaking more than 60 native languages.
"Our school has grown and prospered and is viewed as one of the state's leading adult schools," Teshara said. "Our school is where these students find the way to better themselves and become productive parents, workers and citizens."
Teshara came to the San Mateo Union High School District in 1972 after being a teacher/counselor in the San Bruno Elementary School District for 12 years. At San Mateo he served as a teacher/counselor, assistant principal and principal before taking his current position in 1997.
He is also the adult education representative on the San Mateo County Workforce Investment Board and a board member for the California State Consortium for Adult Education.
Read the full article ACSA Adult Education Administrator of the Year: Growing a learning community (www). Teshara will be formally honored, together with all Administrators of the Year, during ACSA's Leadership Summit (www), Nov. 8-10 in San Diego.