Human Rights Committee

 

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Human Rights & The Law


I Make A Difference Award Info

The GGEA Human Rights Committee would like to thank the following teachers for volunteering their time to improving our schools and community.

2018-2019

May – Cherie Letcher – Jordan Intermediate – Established an art club allowing students the opportunity to express themselves no matter what their schedules.

April Polliann Shimmin – Allen Elementary – Works with Colette’s House helping families start over, advocates for children at Orangewood Children’s Home, and even helps our abandoned furry friends!

March Vicky Lieu – Santiago HS – Promotes STEM curriculum and classes through school clubs, organizes northern California college trip to inspire future STEM majors, and has been a two-time consecutive class advisor.

December Bridget Lockhart – Rancho Alamitos HS – Organized the GGUSD Homegrown program, encouraged school pride with the “We are Rancho” campaign, and volunteers with the Seal Beach Animal Care Center.
November Amy Osborne – Stanley Elementary - Took a leadership role in her school’s PTA, organizes fundraisers for her school, completes earthquake kits, and runs the music program.

October Christena Harper – Morningside Elementary – Special education advocate, writer and winner of a variety of grants to increase the amount of STEM activities.
2017-2018
October – Maura Mollner – Simmons Elementary – Dedicated to her “adopt a family” program that ensures that families have winter clothing and provide students with books to read over the summer.
November – Shelly Wellins – Bolsa Grande High School – Helped create a soup kitchen that feeds hundreds every week. She helps collect food, cooks and is in charge of the soup kitchen once a month.
February – Darci Gibson – Mark Twain – Advocated bringing back the music program to the special education students at Mark Twain Special Education Center.

Click here for a complete list of previous recipients


The GGEA Human Rights Committee advocates equity in all aspects of GGEA activities. The committee engages staff, members and the public in Human Rights and social justice activities designed to empower all public school children and educate teachers and students to accept different cultures and sexual orientations, thus promoting understanding and tolerance of all differences. Therefore, the intent of the Human Rights Committee is to promote positive human relations and improve the education of all students with a focus on equitable access to public education by focusing on the following concerns:

    • A quality education for all students
    • Respect and dignity for all students and teachers
    • Education on human/civil rights issues
    • Empowerment of diverse communities to take part in educational decisions

Committee Members:

  • Monica Luna (Chair) - Bolsa Grande High School
  • Thanh Nguyen (Liaison) - La Quinta High School
  • Rebecca Koopowitz - Jordan Intermediate
  • Leslea Wolf - Cook Elementary
  • Rene Murguia - Santiago High School
  • Tina Gustin-Garney - Allen Elementary

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Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."