The Walk of Hearts Selection committee after reviewing the numerous applications submitted for nomination. We wish to thank all those individuals who took the time to recognize the outstanding performance and dedication of educators in their communities; and also extend our appreciation to all the nominated teachers who were not selected at this time for their hard work and contribution to excellence in education.

The 2017 WALK OF HEARTS® inductees are:

  • Renee Cofield, The Academy for Enriched Sciences
  • Carol Hajdu, Miller Career and Transition Center
  • Betty B. Monello, Pinecrest Schools Woodland Hills – Partner in Education
  • Diedra Shumate, Porter Ranch Community School & Nobel Middle School
  • Dr. Conrad Ulpindo, Los Angeles Unified School District 
   Anstead,  Neil Cleveland Magnet High School
   Jimmerson,  Barbara Hale Middle School
   Kim-LaTona,  Jinny Haskell Math and Science Magnet Center
   Mason,  Pam Partick Henry Middle School
   Mills,  Lee Granada Hills High School
   Patterson,  Bob Granada Hills High School
   Perine,  Joanna Tulsa Street Elementary School
   Peterson,   Glenwood Elementary School
   Rooksby,  Clara Owensmouth
Canoga Park High School 1914
   Wooden,  John University of California Los Angeles
Indiana State Teachers College Central High School
Dayton High School
   Allen,  Steve Partner in Education
   Duran,  Enrique Francis Polytechnic High School
Canoga Park High School
   Holmes,  Kathy Hart Street Elementary School
   King,  Warren H. Reseda High School
   Roedy,  Lauren Westmark High School
   Trapani,  Paul John R. Wooden High School
   Young, Jacqueline  Hale Middle School
Cleveland High School
   Aguilera,  Laura Pacoima Skills Center
   Bralver,  Eleanor Sylmar High School
   Huberman,  Donnamae El Camino Real High School / Pierce College
   Katz,  Herman Roosevelt High School
   King,  Scott Birmingham High School
   Moreno,  Edward Reseda High School
   Pikhart,  Fran Carlson Home Instructional Program and Hospital School
   White,  Paul West Valley Leadership Academy
   Brandt,  Sonia Hesby Street Elementary School
   Lauritzen,  Jon Canoga Park High School
   Lee,  Cynthia George Washington Preparatory High School
   Lugo,  Rudy Canoga Park High School
   Maltese PhD.,  Joan Child Development Institute
   Parlen,  Marilyn Canterbury Ave Elementary School
   Schneider,  Sharie West Valley School - Special Education Center
   Wiessner,  Gary Chatsworth High School
   Collins,  Robert LAUSD Principal & Superintendent
   Farber,  Mary Ann Beckford Elementary
   Haile,  Lynne Pierce College
   Moody,  Marilyn Fairfax High School
   Rice,  Jean Hart Street Elementary School
   Green,  Dr. Karen California State University Northridge
   Ingle,  John Hollywood High School
Beverly Hills High School
   Jackson,  Clark Education and Career Center, West Valley Campus
   Moelter,  Shari Tulsa Street Elementary School
   Pietrolungo,  Steve Canoga Park High School
   Escalante,  Jaime Jr. James Garfield High School / Hiram Johnson High School
   Park,  Irene El Camino Real High School / West Valley Occupational Center
   Spangler,  Linda Portola Middle School / Hamilton High School
   Chu,  Eunice Porter Ranch Community School
   Levine,  Mindy Haynes Charter School for Enriched Studies
   Martinez,  Juliana Justice Street Academy Charter School
   Nettels,  Gail El Camino Real Charter High School
Henry David Thoreau High School
   Carrelli, Robert Chatsworth High School
  Rarden Kay Superior Street Elementary School
  Johnsen, Mark Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies
  Shevick Ed Portola Jr. High
  Dr. Wooten Wendy Chatsworth High School HighTech LA, Reseda Science Magnet
  Coutin, Harvey A. Coutin School


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