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A photo of Superintendent Scuderi talking to Teacher of the Year Jessica Kerber
This week we’re launching a series of interviews between Superintendent Scuderi and AUSD teachers and staff. The interviews are meant to spotlight the high-quality instruction happening in our classrooms and help the community understand the goals of our 2023 Strategic Plan.

For our first interview, Superintendent Scuderi interviewed 2023 Teacher of the Year Jessica Kerber. Ms. Kerber has taught English at Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School since 2005. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from UC Berkeley and her teaching credential through Project Pipeline. During the interview, she and Superintendent Scuderi discuss the relationship between student engagement and achievement, choosing texts that are relevant to students, and how they both stay motivated and inspired despite the many
challenges present in public education.

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