2014 Community Recognition Awards

The Associated Administrators of Los Angeles established the Annual Community Recognition Awards to honor individuals who have been instrumental in providing service to the schools of the Los Angeles Unified School District. It is our way of recognizing and showing appreciation to individuals and groups who have made exemplary contributions to public education in Los Angeles. The selected awardees are individuals or groups who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to their school community by enriching the educational experiences of the students and schools they serve. This award has been in place since 1981.

AALA’s 2014 Community Recognition Awards were presented to seven volunteers and organizations at LAUSD schools for their noteworthy efforts to support our students. Honorees each received a commemorative plaque from AALA and a Board of Education certificate. 2014 honorees and the school of office that made the nomination are:

  • Tony Collins and Frank Harris, King Drew Magnet HS of Medicine and Science
  • Aaron Crawford, Palms MS
  • Teresa Campos Hernandez, Rowan Avenue School
  • Pedro Ramirez Jr., ESC East Nursing Services
  • Andrew Van Fossen, Medtronic, Inc., Balboa Gifted/High Ability Magnet
  • Judy Chiasson, Gays & Lesbians Initiating Dialogue for Equality (GLIDE), Daniel Pearl HS
  • Ernesto Preciado, Great Minds in STEM, Sunrise ES and twenty other Boyle Heights schools