National Life Group and Sports Stars of Tomorrow invited select Bay Area LifeChanger of the Year nominees to attend a bowling event at Lucky Strike in downtown San Francisco on February 6th to recognize them for their hard work and commitment to their schools and communities. The nominees in attendance were Kevin Ingersoll from Oakland, Larry Lopez from San Jose, Lourdes Martin from Santa Clara, Ellen Gray from Pleasanton and Amadis Velez from San Francisco. It was an exciting night of bowling and camaraderie, watch the clip below for highlights from the evening:
Thanks to all the five nominees who spent the evening with us!
Position: School Director
School: CORE at the Camptonville Academy
School District: N/A
City, State: Marysville, California
About the Nominee: The teachers, administrative staff, students, parents, and community have all benefited from Mr. Mahurin’s leadership. When the school outgrew its facilities, he championed the idea of finding a new facility and recently opened the new school facility. Mr. Mahurin’s leadership has changed the lives of hundreds within the school community, making the personalized model of education accessible to those who need it, changing children’s learning experience along with the well being of their families who are involved in the process. The school is an amazing hub of learning and activity, a place that came into existence by the vision of many, and led by the leadership of the director, Chris Mahurin. Many in the community would all agree that “He da man!”
School District: Miami-Dade County Public Schools
City, State: Miami, Florida
About the Nominee: Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho has transformed education in Miami-Dade County Public Schools by providing greater opportunities for more students, particularly minority students, to experience the joy and pride of academic success and achievement. His laser focus on making the classroom the district’s number one priority has led to Miami-Dade being placed among the highest achieving school districts in fourth and eighth grade reading and mathematics on the National Assessment for Educational Progress. Mr. Carvalho believes strongly that what happens in the classroom must be linked to the dreams and aspirations that students have for themselves. He inspires educators to broaden the concept of what is relevant to students by exposing them to what matters to the rest of the world, by informing them of what is required to succeed, and by doing so in a manner that excites and engages students. Under Mr. Carvalho’s leadership, Miami-Dade County Public Schools has been recognized for countless achievements. Equally important to the national honors and recognition that M-DCPS has received since Mr. Carvalho became superintendent is the community’s faith and confidence in his leadership and vision. Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho is a LifeChanger because he demonstrates the type of leadership that inspires others to excel and achieve what they thought impossible.