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Juan Gaitan

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

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Juan Gaitan was nominated by an anonymous colleague.

"Mr. Gaitan is an excellent English teacher who knows how to connect with his students.  He makes his students feel welcomed, and many of them will say he's their favorite teacher.  His delivery of instruction is unique, and he creates a positive environment that maximizes student learning.  Many of his students credit his work as the reason they believe in themselves and decide to go to college to further their education.  He prepares his students so they can compete in the real world and succeed in college and in life," said his colleague.