District Honors

The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) has named George Stimson, physics teacher at San Dieguito High School Academy (SDA), and Roberta Blank, Administrative Assistant at Carmel Valley Middle School (CVMS), as the 2018 Teacher and Classified Employee of the Year, respectively.

George has been teaching at San Dieguito High School since 1983, and was a member of the planning team that helped transform it into SDA in 1996. He teaches physics and AP Physics and is also one of the Robotics Team Paradox 2102 advisors and mentors. “Mr. Stimson is an amazing educator and represents to our learning community what SDA truly means,” said SDA Principal Adam Camacho. “His love, dedication, and positive influence to SDA and its students over the years will be the legacy he will proudly leave behind.” George will go on to compete with other school district winners for the title of San Diego County Teacher of the Year.

Roberta has been with SDUHSD since 2002 and is being recognized for her hard work, positivity, and supportive nature. “Her dedication to being the absolute best she can be at her job is simply amazing and unparalleled,” said CVMS Principal Cara Dolnik. “She works her heart out every day.” Fellow CVMS teacher Melanie Webb agrees, “She always has a smile on her face. Her presence has enriched the entire school community in many positive ways.” As the district recipient of this honor, Roberta will advance to the County Classified Employee of the Year Program, administered by the San Diego County Office of Education.

SDUHSD serves students in the communities of Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and Rancho Santa Fe. Learn more at www.sduhsd.net.