SoCal Honda Dealers surprised and honored teacher for deaf and hard of hearing Sid Shapiro of Cleveland Elementary School during Teacher Appreciation Week last month, awarding her $5,000 in school supplies and technology equipment for her students.
Shapiro taught deaf and hard of hearing students at Lakewood High School for years before joining Cleveland last fall. She was apprehensive about this change, “yet she dove in whole heartedly and has been making such a positive impact,” said Cleveland Principal Ellen Ryan. “The students are flourishing.”
Shapiro was nominated by Cleveland’s counselor, Lisa Torres.