Teaching Art Takes on Different Many Forms for Hanzlik

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor After her 22 years of teaching in Sacramento, Kennedy art teacher Mrs. Mary Lou Hanzlik has made the decision to retire. Mrs. Hanzlik knew she wanted a career in art from the age of 6. “I was what you would call a late bloomer. When I first entered school, I didn’t do well, but from a young age I realized … Continue reading Teaching Art Takes on Different Many Forms for Hanzlik

Retiring Veteran Teachers Look Toward a Future of Community Service

By Jianna Beasley & Karissa Jones, Clarion Staff After years of teaching, two veteran teachers at Kennedy, Ms. Yolanda Richardson and Ms. Janet Egidi, will retire at the end of this school year. Thanks to Ms. Richardson’s well-crafted lessons, students leave with a heighten knowledge in social studies and world history provided by Ms. Richardson. Her many years of involvement with advocacy clubs such as … Continue reading Retiring Veteran Teachers Look Toward a Future of Community Service

Three New Kennedy Staff Featured

by Valentina Duong, Clarion Staff Mrs. Emelina Emaas – Science Teacher Before she went into the teaching profession forty-two years ago, Mrs. Emelina Emaas was an independent, hardworking twenty-year old woman soldier connected to the Philippines Army. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree, she served two years in the Woman’s Auxiliary Training Corp (WATC) and then immigrated to the United States in 2002 by the … Continue reading Three New Kennedy Staff Featured

Madame Taylor, Our Own Educator of the Year

By Aaron Soliz and David Yu, Clarion Staff Annually, within several regions in California, the Educator of the Year award is distributed to a teacher, counselor, administrator, or other official positions who displayed adept instructive skills throughout the preceding year. Only eleven individuals throughout the state are given the award. This year, our very own foreign language teacher Ms. Joan Taylor was presented with the … Continue reading Madame Taylor, Our Own Educator of the Year