A group of trained Master Teachers from 22 schools in the Orange Unified School District has received the Friends of Attallah College Award for their work mentoring future teachers from Chapman University.

“The dedication and efforts of OUSD for our students, staff, faculty and alumni have left a lasting impact, and we deeply appreciate the collaboration, leadership and hard work,” said Margaret Grogan, Ph.D., dean of Chapman’s Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies.

Master Teachers work with teacher candidates in elementary, middle and high schools, guiding them and co-teaching with them as they complete their training.

“Chapman stands out amongst our university collaborators as a true partner, seeking to understand the needs of our community and create a two-way dialogue on how to best prepare educators to maximize the potential of every student in our district,” said Raeanne Little, OUSD induction coordinator.

“Chapman students bring an infectious optimism and energy to our campuses. We are so proud of the tireless efforts of our Master Teachers to set these new educators on a path to service and success.”

Photo/Orange Unified Superintendent Gunn Marie Hansen, right, joined Chapman and OUSD staff to accept the award.