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Our Hart Vision Award Winner!

This week, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) recognized the work and achievements of exceptional charter public schools, leaders, and advocates with the prestigious Hart Vision Award at the 2024 California Charter Schools Conference. The award is given annually to individuals and organizations with outstanding records of leadership and excellence in furthering California’s charter public school movement. It was established in 1995 in honor of former California State Senator and Secretary of Education Gary K. Hart, author of the Charter Schools Act of 1992.

We are so excited to share that our very own Brenda Plazola, tutor and longtime educator at Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep, has received the 2024 Teacher of the Year Hart Vision Award! Brenda has been an educator at Rocketship Fuerza for 10 years, since the school’s doors first opened in 2014. She started as an Ops member and made a great impact on students and the Fuerza community as an Individualized Learning Specialist (ILS). Now, as an academic interventionist, Brenda has been instrumental in unleashing the potential of all of our Rocketeers. She never hesitates to collaborate with all teachers across spaces to support all types of learners. As Principal Riley St. Marie puts it, “Our community is stronger with the dedication from Plazola.”

CCSA produced a special video series featuring the exemplary charter school leaders who received the 2024 Hart Vision Award, including Brenda. You can watch the video below. Congratulations, Brenda!

Published on March 20, 2024

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