Phoenix House’s Florence Avognon Wins Teacher of Year Award

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

We are proud to congratulate Ms. Florence Avognon, teacher at the Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles’s high school program operated by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. She has recently been named by the State Department of Education as one of California’s 2012 Teachers of the Year. State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson said: “Ms. Avognon says teachers are simply partners for a better tomorrow. Such passionate, skilled, and dynamic teachers are able to take troubled and struggling young people and direct them to a brighter tomorrow, a more promising future.”

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