Celebrating our Leaders: 2020 Jerry Awards

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.