Why California’s Teacher of the Year thinks moving the school calendar is a bad idea
The school board just made Daniel Jocz’s job a lot harder. Jocz, who is a National Teacher of the Year finalist and the 2016 California State Teacher of the Year, already has to record lectures and give homework to cover five chapters of American history over the summer. He does that so his students can...
By Mike Szymanski | September 21, 2016
LAUSD’s Daniel Jocz nominated for National Teacher of the Year
Daniel Jocz, a social studies teacher at LA Unified’s Downtown Magnets High School, is among four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year award. Jocz was one of five winners of the California Teacher of the Year award in October and was nominated for the national competition by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), a...
By Craig Clough | January 13, 2016
LA Unified teacher named one of 5 CA Teachers of the Year
Daniel Jocz, a social studies teacher at Downtown Magnets High School, is one of five people named today by Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Education, as 2016 California Teachers of the Year. Jocz is the only winner from LA Unified. “The teachers we are honoring today are dedicated, energetic, innovative and very effective,” Torlakson...
By LA School Report | October 26, 2015