Coyote Valley is pleased to recognize Donna Lopez as our #1 teacher at the school site for the 2011-12 school year. Donna teaches the elementary Special Day Class (SDC) serving a broad range of students with special needs ranging from first grade to sixth grade for the entire Middletown Unified School District. In addition to being an organized, supportive, caring and thoughtful educator, Donna is also very humble. Upon receiving the news that she had been selected by her peers to be honored, Donna was quick to note that her success is in large part due to the support of her paraprofessionals which includes Nancy Backes, Becky Bowe, Jonette Johnson and Linda Lentz. Donna’s team attitude and approach is a key factor in the success of her program. Her team belief extends to the entire school as she works with teachers in planning mainstream time for her students when they go to grade level classes in the afternoon for social and inclusion time. Thanks Mrs. Lopez for being such a special teacher!