Sometimes teaching finds you. For Jose Sevilla, it took several years of life experience before he knew he wanted to become a teacher. Born in Mexico and moving to the United States at age 12, he began 7th grade. Going into 7th grade was already something new for Jose and his four sisters because his parents did not finish elementary school. To his own dismay, Jose was moved to the 9th grade after a year and a half even though he could not speak English. At the time, his high school had an influx of native Spanish speakers who they were not prepared for. As a result, Jose struggled with core class work and his schedule was predominantly filled with non-academic classes.
You may recognize Theresa Oster. Some may remember her as a 2001 graduate of Ukiah High School. Some may know her as their son or daughter's Language Arts teacher at Eagle Peak Middle School. One thing everyone can recognize is her passion for teaching.