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Lompoc Unified announces Outstanding New Teacher of the Year

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Posted at 8:37 AM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 20:34:59-04

A Miguelito Elementary School teacher has been selected as the 2019-2020 Lompoc Unified School District Outstanding New Teacher of the Year.

Melanie Thatcher is currently teaching fifth grade and while she’s only in her second year of teaching, school officials say she’s going to go far.

“With her intelligence, insight, and creativity she is poised to set the education world on fire while leading students to new heights of academic achievement,” said Miguelito Elementary School Principal Becky Sausker.

Superintendent Trevor McDonald added, “Melanie brings with her an exuberance and positivity that has been evident from the get go. She is an asset for LUSD and we are proud to have her recognized.”

Thatcher will be recognized Nov. 2 at the Salute to Teachers Awards night, which is hosted by the Santa Barbara County Office of Education.