Teachers of the Year

Yume Kamal, News Reporter

Every year a group of teachers get chosen to be teacher of the year for LAUSD and the Los Angeles County School District. This year 45 people were selected for the district and 16 were chosen for the L.A. County and two of those nominees presented for L.A. County were teachers from Venice High School.

Both Daniel Buccieri and Kirsten Farrell were nominated and selected to receive this title. To get selected as teacher of the year is a long process and not just a random vote, they have to be selected in every step of the process.

Each person that was selected had to write a long essay on why they want to be teacher of the year, give a speech, and then lastly attend an interview with a few people from the county. They received this award Sept. 29 at the 36th annual Los Angeles County Office of Education Teacher of the Year awards program.
Buccieri has been teaching for 15 years and has been teaching world and US history at Venice for the past five.

Buccieri’s main focus has been making sure his students are getting a good and useful education. Aside from receiving the award this year, he also was selected LAUSD Teacher of the Year in 2011.
Farrell has also been a part of Venice High School for around 15 years. She started out as an athletic trainer, then took on teaching sports medicine in 2005.