Last night, Teach for America San Diego held their Teach for Innovation Awards ceremony. One of our amazing Academy teachers, Mr. Thomas Ohno-Machado, was recognized with the Innovation in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award!
Mr. Thomas has played an instrumental role since joining our team last summer due to our partnership with Teach for America. He hit the ground running to design and implement a new innovative program at our Academy that teaches independent living skills to our transition age students. Through a structured curriculum and variety of activities, students are able to build independence and gain confidence to live a successful life.
We’re very proud of Mr. Thomas who reflects on this recognition by sharing, “Our society today is about building bridges. Each and every one of us is part of those bridges. Without one of us those bridges won’t stand.”
Congrats Mr. Thomas!