Future Teachers Recognized

The California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA) Scholarship Foundation of North San Diego County recently awarded its annual scholarships. The foundation supports high school seniors planning to become teachers and students entering teacher credentialing programs.

This year’s high school recipients were El Camino High School’s Evelyn Avila and Vista High School’s Yulisa Martinez and Valorie Wolf. Teacher credential scholarship recipients were Cal State San Marcos Michelle Goings and Deborah Sanchez.

Deborah has received several previous scholarships from CalRTA – she earned her first in 2013 as a graduate of Escondido High School. She also earned first and second-year scholarships at Cal State San Marcos. She earned her fifth-year scholarship for being accepted into the special education credential program at CSUSM. Suzan Reiner, Deborah’s sponsor in the local CalRTA division, has worked with her since 2013.

CalRTA’s mission is to advocate for retired educators throughout the state, as well as supporting all levels of education. The association also prides itself on a core sense of volunteerism and grassroots organization. CalRTA’s Laura E. Settle Scholarship Foundation was established in the early 1950s and awards scholarships to 30 colleges annually. Learn more about the local Division 63 at div63.calrta.org.