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The following article was posted on April 3rd, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 27, Issue 36 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 27, Issue 36

James Bruce is a hero!

BY ANNA WELTNER

 How awesome must it be to win a Hero Award? That’s just what the California Arts Council presented to SLO High School teacher James Bruce on Monday, March 25, during the state finals of Poetry Out Loud, a recitation competition held at high schools throughout California. The inaugural award was established by the California Arts Council to highlight the efforts of teachers, coaches, and others who make the program happen.

Bruce, who works with English learners, was nominated for his use of poetry as a literacy tool in both ESL classes and the regular English curriculum, for his ability to motivate students to find their poetic voice, and for his work in integrating English learners into the school, finding materials and techniques to help them advance to the level of native speakers. Way to be a hero, James. ∆