2017-2018 LifeChanger of the Year Nominees

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Gerardo Mendez

Position: Woodshop Teacher
School: James A. Garfield High School
School District: Los Angeles Unified School District
City, State: Los Angeles, CA

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Amalia Ojeda

Position: Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher
School: Sierra Vista Elementary School
School District: Arvin Union School District
City, State: Arvin , CA

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Nicole Wellman Noble

Position: Vice President of People Development
School: Bright Star Schools
School District: Bright Star Schools
City, State: Los Angeles, CA

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Audry Smith

Position: Second Grade Teacher
School: Fruitvale Elementary School
School District: Oakland Unified School District
City, State: Oakland, CA

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Chris Traina

Position: Science Teacher
School: Black Diamond High School
School District: Pittsburg Unified School District
City, State: Pittsburg, CA

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Mike Ward

Position: Special Education/ Algebra Teacher/ Football Coach
School: Leland High School
School District: San Jose Unified School Districtr
City, State: San Jose, CA

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Ricardo Rivas

Position: History Teacher
School: James A. Garfield High School
School District: Los Angeles Unified School District
City, State: Los Angeles, CA

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Mark Armenta

Position: Physical Education Teacher/ Athletic Director
School: SOAR Charter Academy
School District: San Bernardino City Unified School District
City, State: San Bernardino, CA

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Elsa Naranjo

Position: Counselor
School: James A. Garfield High School
School District: Los Angeles Unified School District
City, State: Los Angeles, CA

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Romel Espinoza

Position: English Teacher
School: James A. Garfield High School
School District: Los Angeles Unified School District
City, State: Los Angeles, CA

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