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Ojai Teacher Cited as ‘Outstanding Educator’

Cher Glass, a physical education teacher at Nordhoff High School in Ojai, was recognized as “one of the nation’s 100 outstanding educators” in the Education’s Unsung Heroes Awards program. The program, administered by ReliaStar Financial Corp., honors kindergarten through 12th-grade educators nationwide for their innovative teaching methods and ability to positively influence their students.

Glass’ “Healthy Heart” project employed a two-part program to assist students in choosing exercise over smoking. The first part taught students about fitness and how it affects their bodies and minds. The second part used peer education and counseling to teach students the psychological and physical effects of smoking.

ReliaStar is a Minneapolis-based life insurance holding company.


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