Former CVUSD student is 2016 Secondary Teacher of the Year
Ayala High science teacher Rhonda Fellows, who attended Chino Valley schools as a child, has been named the 2016 Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Associated Chino Teachers (ACT) union.
ACT announced her award at a special ceremony on May 11, and she was honored by the Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education at its May 19 meeting.
Fellows attended Ramona Junior High in Chino and was among the first graduating class at Don Lugo High in Chino in 1980.
Her first teaching job was five years as a biology and introductory physical science teacher at Workman High in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.
She joined the Ayala High staff in 1991 and teaches introductory physical science, biology, and honors biology.
“I’m kind of numbed by all this,” Fellows said about the award. She said she always encourages her students to be science champions. Every year, she has them sign a Biology Champions poster that she puts on the wall of her classroom.
Her husband, Richard Fellows, retired from Chino Valley Unified School District more than 10 years ago. He taught biology at Chino High, where he also coached the women’s basketball team and track.
Pictured: Ayala High science teacher Rhonda Fellows talks about her career. Looking on is Associated Chino Teachers President Todd Hancock.