5 Inspiring, influential teachers added to Walk of Hearts tribute

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The 2018 Walk of Hearts inductees are:

  • Robyn Arnold, Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter School

  • Carolina Coronado, New Horizons Charter Academy

  • Christine Fitzpatrick, Sun Valley Magnet School

  • Vandana Kumar, Canoga Park High School

  • Wendell Monello, Shirley Avenue Elementary

Everyday, all over the country, there is a group of people that go to work and don't think about personal gain.They can never be paid their true worth. They go to work not because of the tools they get to use. Some don't even have the basic instruments that can help them perform their tasks. They go to work not because of the working conditions; most, if not all, work in overcrowded rooms. And yet they have had a major effect on our lives, and they influence most especially the lives of our children.
These people perform their duties with high hopes that what they do matters; that what they do can make a difference. In many cases it does. At times it may not seem so, but this never defeats them, makes them quit, lets them lose sight of the goal, and never stops the best among them.

You may ask who these people are. Who could have so much influence? Who can make a change in the world with just a word or two? Who can take a shy, lonely kid and with the right amount of love, care and guidance help him or her see that all things are possible - that dreams can become a reality - that goals and achievement are worth the effort?. Who has the ability to shape the minds of our children? Who has the opportunity to make the leaders of tomorrow?

Who does this with hardly any recognition, usually in poor working conditions and for very low pay? Who does this everyday?

Elementary...a Teacher.

Help us honor more educators.
We are accepting nominations for inductions. Nominate a teacher that has changed your life, or someone that you know Nomination Form


The Walk of Hearts® is endorsed by President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush, U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer & Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield, Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch Englander, former Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine, Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, Canoga Park/West Hills Chamber of Commerce, United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley, Chatsworth/Porter Ranch Chamber of Commerce, and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The Walk of Hearts® Foundation is a non-profit organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service. We are especially grateful to founding sponsors Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, Galpin Motors, and The Gelb Group - A Family of Companies, for their long term support.

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