Employee Awards 2018-2019

Employee Awards for Outstanding Service 2018-19


November Award Recipients

Congratulations Johnny Zegarra

Shared Values Award for Teaching and Learning/em>

Johnny Zegarra, Warren High School’s Culinary Arts teacher, was honored by the Downey Unified Board of Education on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, with the Shared Values Award in the area of Teaching and Learning. This incredible Bear was presented this award for engaging and motivating students in learning, using a rigorous and relevant curriculum based on principles of 21st Century Learning. Thank you Mr. Zegarra for all you do for our students! (from left to right: Warren High School Principal Laura Rivas, Johnny Zegarra, Board of Education President Bobbie Samperi and Superintendent Dr. John Garcia)


October Award Recipients

Thank you to Patrick Weyland and Lazy Dog Restaurant

Shared Values Award for Building Relationships

On October 16, 2018, Patrick Weyland, General Manager of Lazy Dog Restaurant in Downey, was recognized by the Board of Education with the Shared Values Award in the area Relationships and Partnerships. Mr. Weyland was recognized for his partnership with Downey Unified which optimizes opportunities for learning and personal growth for students. Lazy Dog Restaurant in Downey has donated approximately $80,000 in gift certificates which are used as student incentives at many Downey Unified schools. Mr. Weyland is seen in the photo with his wife and children, as well as Superintendent Dr. Garcia, DEA President Jim Mogan and Board of Education President Bobbie Samperi.


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