San Diego County Office of Education and San Diego County Credit Union recently named the five San Diego County Teachers of the Year at the 28th Annual Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers. Among the five honorees was Katie Wu, a teacher at 92129’s Westview High School (WHS).
“This is an exceptionally dedicated and talented group of educators,” said County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Gothold. “While each has unique qualities that helped bring this recognition, they all believe in the power of connecting with students and community.”
Katie teaches English, English Prep, and Academic Success at WHS. She emphasizes social support along with academic instruction, with small-group check-ins for Academic Success students, an after-school writing center, and extra support for students learning English. “It’s not only the high-quality teaching she brings each day to her classroom that sets her apart; it is the emphasis she puts on getting to know each of her students,” WHS Principal Tina Ziegler said.