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Jill Van Ness, an ESL teacher, honored by LUSD for work with her students

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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2008 10:00 pm

Jill Van Ness, an English-language development teacher at Lodi High, will tell you that she teaches English to high school students.

What she won't tell you - at least not freely - is how far she'll go to do her job.

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4 comments:

  • posted at 3:13 pm on Sat, May 10, 2008.

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    This story had the potential to be so much more. What about some questions regarding her dinners with the students (how often, how many, etc.); how many students have actually graduated from a 4-year college and/or how many are enrolled; how does she see the LUSD handling or supporting her for the future, etc. Instead, we're left with American Idol questions! It's too bad, Jill deserved a better interview than that!

     
  • posted at 10:06 am on Fri, May 9, 2008.

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    Jill, you are such an inspiration and role model for everyone in LUSD and well deserve your accolade. Keep up the good work and bringing nothing but positives to LUSD.

     
  • posted at 3:25 am on Fri, May 9, 2008.

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    Very, god story. Looks like she stiing on a rickety swing though

     
  • posted at 3:07 am on Fri, May 9, 2008.

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    Jill is an inspiration to students and teachers alike. In times when it seems one person can't make a difference, Jill is proof that one person's passion, dedication and wisdom can guide young people to a better place in life. Merci, Jill!

     
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