Dorothy Wright Teaching Awards

 
The Dorothy Wright Outstanding Teaching Awards were established in 1987 as a memorial to a former member of the Department of English who distinguished herself for her commitment to teacher education. Professor Wright taught at San Jose State for 30 years before retiring in 1987.

What gives the award its unique character is that its recipients are nominated by former students. To identify worthy candidates, the English Department circulates questionnaires in its freshman composition courses, asking students to identify those teachers who best prepared them for their college writing courses. Hundreds of the questionnaires are collected and tabulated; then the award recipients are honored in a campus ceremony attended by the English Department faculty, students, and other members of the university community.

The English Department at San Jose University considers it a privilege to sponsor the Dorothy Wright Awards, not only because many of its recipients are former graduates of its program, but because the program allows it to make the acquaintance of many of the most inspiring members of the area's educational community. The success of the English Department's own program rests upon the dedication and idealism of the area's English teachers. The Dorothy Wright Awards, therefore, honor not only the recipients but all teachers engaged in our common enterprise.

 

2015 DOROTHY WRIGHT AWARD WINNERS

  • Andrew Christian, Abraham Lincoln High School
  • Maralina Milazzo, Cupertino Middle School High School
  • John Creger, American High School
  • Justin De Martini, American High School
  • Alexander Diep, Andrew P. Hill High School
  • Allison Parker, Andrew P. Hill High School
  • Athena Kautsch, Casa Grande High School
  • Daren Wilkerson, Castro Valley High School
  • Patricia Budd, Christopher High School
  • Robyn Canga, De La Salle High School
  • Jessica Kerber, Encinal High School
  • Bo Cheli, Evergreen Valley High School
  • Amy Gibson, Fremont High School
  • Ethan Stocks, Gilroy High School
  • David Tieche, Gunderson High School
  • Liz Daniell, Independence High School
  • Leilani Esguerra, Independence High School
  • Kira Allen, Jame Lick High School
  • Michael Foster, James Logan High School
  • Rochelle Fast, Lathrop High School
  • Bernadette Ogbeide, Lathrop High School
  • Juddson Taube, Latino Preparatory Academy
  • Rich Ajlouny, Leland High School
  • Jennifer Moffit, Lowell High School
  • Josh Miller, Lynbrook High School
  • Eileen Horan, Mercy High School
  • Paula Chenoweth, Milpitas High School
  • Frank Ruskus, Monta Vista High School
  • Sheryl Vega, North Salinas High School
  • Lisa Gallien, Oak Grove High School
  • Gary Bettencourt, Pacheco High School
  • Peggy Lee, Piedmont Hills High School
  • Patrick Schleeter, San Benito High School
  • Nels Johnson, San Mateo High School
  • Anna Thomas, Santa Teresa High School
  • Dave Kenigsburg, Santa Teresa High School
  • Todd Seal, Silver Creek High School
  • Sandra Trotch, University Preparatory Academy
  • Sharon Anderson Jones, Washington High School
  • Andy Evans, Westmont High School

 

2014 DOROTHY WRIGHT AWARD WINNERS

  • Vincent Parker, San Benito High School
  • Rosella Guttadauro, Adrian C. Wilcox High School 
  • Marie Milner, Andrew P. Hill High School
  • Russell Marcel, Bellarmine College Preparatory
  • Diana Nguyen, Branham High School
  • Monique Machado, Cupertino High School
  • Kelley McMillan, Evergreen Valley High School
  • Patricia Budd, Christopher High School
  • Peggy Stover, Independence High School
  • Julie Andrade, Independence High School
  • Christy Hallford, Irvington High School
  • Mark Rodocker, Irvington High School
  • Nicole Mangiardi, Irvington High School
  • Teresa Heger, James Lick High School
  • Keith Stapleton, Junipero Serra High School
  • Beth Nakamura, Leigh High School
  • Joseph Nakamura, Leigh High School
  • Rich Ajlouny, Leland High School
  • Josh Miller, Lynbrook High School
  • John Ribovich, Milpitas High School
  • Brian Rath, Mission San Jose High School
  • Karen Cocovich, Mt. Pleasant High School
  • Debra Court, Nevada Union High School
  • Keith Chung, Oak Grove High School
  • Andrea Ocamb-Winters, Piedmont Hills High School
  • Tricia Bolster, Piedmont Hills High School
  • Kathleen Quint, Pioneer High School
  • Tara Komar, Presentation High School
  • Barbara Murray, San Andreas Continuation High School
  • Carrielynn Haedtler, Santa Clara High School
  • Anna Thomas, Santa Teresa High School
  • Laurie Weckesser, Silver Creek High School
  • Todd Seal, Silver Creek High School
  • Elizabeth Purcell, St. Ignatius College Preparatory
  • Bond Cashmere, Tracy High School
  • Matthew Daugherty, University Preparatory Academy
  • Ashleigh Tighe, Westmont High School
  • Chris Haskett, Westmont High School
  • Sarah Miller, Willow Glen High School
  • Scott Patterson, Willow Glen High School
  • Leslie Conrotto, Yerba Buena High School
  • Sarah Guthrie, Ann Sobrato High School
  • Maia Goodman, Fremont High School
  • Cora Keeney, Pajaro Valley High School

2013 DOROTHY WRIGHT AWARD WINNERS

  • Jane Albano, Alisal High School
  • Martin Brandt, Independence High School
  • William Brown, Piedmont Hills High School
  • Paula Chenoweth, Milpitas High School
  • Lisa Clausnitzer, Homestead High School
  • Karen Cocovich, Mount Pleasant High School
  • Jeff Colburn, Milpitas High School
  • James Daniel, Aragon High School
  • Rick Dirck, Silver Creek High School
  • Luranne Drager, Abraham Lincoln High School
  • Micael Duarte, Del Mar High School
  • Leilani Esguerra, Independence High School
  • Andy Evans, Westmont High School
  • Teresa Filice, Cupertino High School
  • Christy Halford, Irvington High School
  • Adrienne Harber, Cupertino High School
  • Chris Haskett, Westmont High School
  • Robin Jankowski, Leland High School
  • Serena Johnson, American High School
  • Dave Kenigsburg, Santa Teresa High School
  • Joe Lovato, Mount Pleasant High School
  • Audrey Makris,  Leland High School
  • Susan Maloney, Mount Eden High School
  • Lynn Marozeck, Milpitas High School
  • Sarah Miller, Willow Glen High School
  • Andrea Ocamb-Winters, Piedmont Hills High School
  • Allison Parker, Andrew P. Hill High School
  • Vincent Parker, San Benito High School
  • Scott Patterson, Willow Glen High School
  • Laurie Pizzuti, Oak Grove High School
  • Steven Puccinelli, Fremont High School
  • James Ratti, Homestead High School
  • Shawnee Rivera, Homestead High School
  • Diana Rowland, Esparto High School
  • Katrina Silva, John H. Pitman High School
  • Carrie Targhetta, El Camino High School
  • Sandra Trotch, University Preparatory Academy
  • Patrick Venaelde, Adrian C. Wilcox High School
  • Jane Voss, Silver Creek High School
  • Keith Webb, Washington High School
  • Craig Whitt, Archbishop Mitty High School