|Regional leaders and educators will be recognized for their work in advancing the region?s K-12 public schools at the Celebration of Educational Excellence luncheon.|
Partners in Education, a community advisory group for Cal Poly Pomona, will host its inaugural Celebration of Educational Excellence luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 27, from noon to 2 p.m., at the Pacific Palms Resort in the City of Industry.
Proceeds will go toward scholarships for future teachers in the region and for innovative partnerships connecting parents and schools. In addition, regional leaders and educators will be recognized for their work in advancing the region's K-12 public schools. Partners in Education encourages and supports collaboration among schools, families, communities and corporations.
Ten individuals will be awarded for their work in support of education:
- David Hong, dean of math and science at Diamond Bar High School
- Wen and Mei Lien Chang, co-founders of the Diamond Bar Chinese Assocation
- Robert Foster, president of Southern California Edison and CSU trustee
- Ingrid Johnson, founder of the Coalition of African American Parents
- Thelma Melendez, departing deputy superintendent, Pomona Unified School District
- David Perez, mayor of the City of Industry
- Dan Rodriguez, vice mayor of Pomona
- Rick Stephens, senior vice president of The Boeing Co.
- Edward Tessier, community re-development consultant in the city of Pomona.
Tickets for the luncheon begin at $100. For more information, contact Sylvia Ong at (909) 869-3801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.