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Jim Fredette Named Los Gatos Union School District Teacher of the Year

The R.J. Fisher Middle School history teacher will receive public recognition June 5 during the district's board of education meeting.

The has named Jim Fredette, a history teacher at R.J. Fisher Middle School, as the 2011-12 Teacher of the Year.

Fredette was slated to publicly receive the recognition during , but was unable to attend due to a track meet. He’ll be recognized during the trustees' June 5 meeting.

Fredette was picked by colleagues to receive the recognition.

Five district employees have also been selected by their colleagues as distinguished employees for the 2011-12 school year.

The employees are:

  • Jana Amin, administrative assistant to the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, working out of the district office
  • Tami Graves, library media specialist at
  • Maureen O’Hara, a school nurse working out of the district office and serving all LGUSD sites
  • Gay Orr, an instructional assistant, special education, at
  • Jaime Stacy, a school psychologist/program specialist working out of the district office and serving and Van Meter
Karen Daboll May 30, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Congratulations to a great teacher! Jim Fredette is deservedly well-loved by so many kids and has a knack for connecting with many different talents in kids. Great choice, and kudos to Mr. Fredette!
Caissie Stephens May 30, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Congratulations Mr Fradette. Not only is he an amazing educator, but an amazing person. His dedication to the kids in this community is wonderful, inspiring, and we are fortunate to have him at Fisher.
Larry Arzie May 30, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Single parent children need people around them to emulate. Thanks for being there Jim.
Michelle Fitzsimmons May 30, 2012 at 08:43 PM
wow, he sounds like he has touched a lot of lives. we need more good teachers like him!
Penelope O'Neill May 31, 2012 at 04:12 AM
This is well deserved, Jim is dedicated to his students and truly enjoys what he does. We could use more like him. Good job Jim!
Dave Bohn May 31, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Nice work Jim! Congrats. We love the Los Gatos School Teachers. Many Thanks.
Mary June 13, 2012 at 05:10 AM
Congratulations to a wonderful teacher & awesome track coach! You are the best & this is well deserved. Best wishes from the Chessins, most of all Erin, TA extrordonaire : )
Marc Weiner January 24, 2013 at 04:23 AM
Congratulations Mr. Fredette! You are a great teacher!

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