CCHS Perdue-Smith Wins LA County Teacher of the Year Honors

Culver City High School teacher Fallon Perdue-Smith, who is part of both the school’s Social Studies Department and its Special Education team, was honored as the Los Angeles County Office of Education’s Teacher of the Year Banquet.

Perdue-Smith, who is in her second year teaching at Culver City High School, earned a master’s degree in Special Education with a Mild/Moderate Education Specialist credential from Loyola Marymount University.

“Joining the CCUSD family has been a dream come true!” she said. ” I love my job and most of all I love being a part of such a dynamic learning community! I love teaching and I sincerely feel that’s it is a privilege to help students develop critical thinking skills and grow their inquiring minds.”

Perdue-Smith was recognized as one of 68 teachers of the year from throughout Los Angeles County.

“Throughout my journey, I have had the privilege of serving in a variety of capacities which has fostered my ability to support student learning at various levels,” she said. “I believe that the key to learning is to find the modality that best fits the learner and vary the instructional modes to reach all learners. Therefore, I am looking forward to having the opportunity to work closely with parents and staff to develop strategic lessons that enrich the curriculum and foster student learning at an individual level.”

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