Pitzer College Alumnus Awarded 2010-11 Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year

Claremont, Calif. (September 23, 2010) — Pitzer College congratulates Andrew King ’07, a 2010-11 Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year for the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.

King has been teaching US History at the La Puente High School for three years and is the youngest recipient among this year’s “Sweet 16” winners.

He majored in political science at Pitzer College.

King will move on to compete for 2011 California Teacher of the Year in hopes to become the second consecutive Pitzer alum to win the distinction set by Amber Carrow ’03, a 2010 California Teacher of the Year.

“I have only been teaching for 3 years, so to be awarded this title is a great honor. I am moving on to the California Teacher of the Year competition where a Pitzer alumna just won last year. I hope to bring this recognition to Pitzer again this year, ” said King.

The LA County Teachers of the Year Program, presented by the Los Angeles County Office of Education, is the largest local competition in the state and nation, and is part of the oldest and most prestigious honors contest in the US for public school teachers. The number of winners — 16 — is determined by program rules based on the total number of school teachers (80,000) in LA County.

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