by Jim Caroompas
Northgate High School science teacher Corrine Starr has been named an "All Star Teacher" by a national education foundation.
Starr is one of 29 California "All-Star Teachers," selected by the Students First Foundation for the positive influence they have had on the lives of their students.
The Students First Foundation was started by former Washington, D.C. superintendent Michelle Rhee.
Starr was nominated by students, parents, and colleagues.
"The state of California is learning what we in the Northgate community have known for years; Ms. Starr is a superstar teacher," said Northgate principal John McMorris. "Ms. Starr makes every day a great day to be a Bronco."
Starr is a 23-year veteran of the classroom, beginning her 11th year at Northgate. Her classes are very popular, and often have waiting lists, McMorris said.
"These teachers have a tremendous impact on their students each and
every day, and they deserve to be recognized and honored for their hard
work and dedication," Rhee said of the awards.