Westlake High School Science Teacher Named December Teacher of the Month
Jennifer Boyd receives special recognition from Chamber of Commerce, District
The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Conejo Valley Unified School District to shine a light on educators throughout the 2016-2017 school year with its Teacher of the Month recognition program.
On Wednesday, December 14 Jennifer Boyd Westlake High School Science teacher was named CVUSD’s December Teacher of the Month in a surprise celebration.
Jennifer has been a Science teacher at Westlake High School for the last ten years and also serves as the school’s Science Department Chair, Women in Science & Engineering Advisor, and Students for Sustainable Schools Advisor. She was selected as Teacher of the Month because of her dedication to engaging and supporting all students in learning by demonstrating the following key criteria:
1. Open doors by recognizing diverse needs of learners
2. Exhibit high professional standards
3. Engages with families and the community
Jennifer accomplishes the above on a daily basis by utilizing patience and understanding to develop a multitude of ways to engage and communicate educational topics, ideas and overarching themes to students. She continually seeks opportunities to expand the educational opportunities provided to students and includes multiple differentiated teaching strategies that allow each student to understand, apply and analyze concepts while performing at the highest levels on classroom assessments and Advanced Placement exams.
Jennifer goes above and beyond her Science teacher duties, by also spending countless hours serving as the advisor in several school clubs, which provides students with an opportunity to make an impact outside of school. Her involvement in these clubs gives students the opportunity to realize the importance of making a positive difference for others, while addressing larger global issues.
To celebrate Jennifer’s December Teacher of the Month recognition, members of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce congratulated her with gifts from their local businesses. Additionally, members from the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and CVUSD Superintendent Dr. Ann Bonitatibus presented Jennifer with a commemorative plaque recognizing her achievement.
Thank you Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce members and congratulations Jennifer!