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award2018 - Sherea Westra Named FUSD 'Teacher of the Year'


Choosing from an always impressive class of educators, the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) was proud to select Niles Elementary School 3rd-grade Teacher, Sherea Westra, as its 2018 'Teacher of the Year.' At a District Office ceremony April 18th, the 19-year FUSD employee was chosen from 41 candidates and five finalists representing all FUSD schools and programs for the honor.


"I've served many roles at Fremont Unified, but there is none that makes my heart more full than being a classroom teacher,” Westra said. “I am so grateful for the recognition of Teacher of the Year. It recognizes the community of learners in my classroom, their families, my professional learning teams, and the many colleagues that I serve on committees with within my school site or district as well.  I love serving students in our great public schools in Fremont and am honored to represent FUSD."


finalistsA Fremont native and graduate of FUSD’s American High School, Westra attended Humboldt State before joining FUSD in 1999 as a teacher at Niles Elementary – the same school her father attended. Besides her tenure at Niles, Westra has served a four-year term as the President of the Fremont Unified District Teachers Association (FUDTA), as well as a variety of roles with the Fremont Education Foundation – stressing her belief that no matter the position she holds, the most important goal is moving education forward in Fremont. Westra’s career-long mission has been to serve all students at FUSD and engage community support in doing so.


“The Niles Elementary community is so very proud that Sherea Westra has been selected FUSD's Teacher of the Year,” said Niles Elementary Principal, Diana Brumbaugh. “Sherea has limitless energy, cares deeply about Niles and FUSD, and always puts student learning first. She is a dedicated volunteer, incredible team-builder, and a positive and supportive colleague. It doesn't seem possible that there are enough minutes in the day for her to accomplish all that she does. She is an absolute inspiration.”