826 Valencia is proud to announce that Ms. Janice Reilly of Commodore Sloat Elementary School is our October Teacher of the Month! Ms. Reilly has been a second grade teacher at Commodore Sloat for twelve years. We were thrilled to learn about Ms. Reilly’s teaching from numerous parents, past students, current students, and colleagues who wrote letters to us and drew pictures about all they have learned from this amazing educator.
One parent, Peggy Lopipero-Langmo, wrote, “The most impressive aspect of Ms. Reilly is how kind and respectful she is towards her students. Each child is made to feel special and capable at excelling in school.”
Grace and Jerome Ruffner, whose daughter had Mr. Reilly two years ago, still talk about the excitement of the trip. “The children learned about the ecological food chain and how what they eat an drink affects our environment. The kids were beaming with excitement as they fed a newborn calf some milk,” they wrote in their nomination letter.