Collaborating with a group of educators in Los Angeles, Dr. Porath created Value Schools to educate students in traditionally underserved communities. Today, our four value schools serve over 1,600 students from transitional kindergarten through high school.
Our staff vote each year for two students, two parents and two faculty/ staff members who demonstrate outstanding commitment to our core values. This year our celebration occurred on May 28 via zoom. The recipients of the 2020 Jerry Awards are:
Everest Value School
Parents: Ms. Edith Cancio and Ms. Haydee Mazas
Students: Ashley M. and Bryan M.
Faculty/Staff: Ms. Lauren Norman and Ms. Laura Estrada
Downtown Value School
Parents: Ms. Norma Martinez and Ms. Maribel Parma
Students: Dianne Y. and Melyssa G.
Faculty/Staff: Ms. Brittney Ford and Ms. Candy Escobar
Central City Value High School
Parents: Mr. Ricardo Almanza and Mr. Ivan Arzate
Students: Karina P. and Cesar A.
Faculty/Staff: Mr. Bob Gray and Ms. Erin Craven
University Prep Value High School
Parents: Mr. Mario Chacon and Ms. Veronica Martinez
Students: Mayra F. and Jason P.
Faculty/Staff: Ms. Quinn Butterfield and Ms. Ana Meza
Congratulations to all our Value Schools students, staffs, and parents who remind us each and every day how the five values change lives.