November 16, 2017- Doug Nahale Honored as 2017 MVROP Teacher of the Year

Doug Nahale Honored as 2017 MVROP Teacher of the Year


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November 16, 2017

FREMONT, CA- Mission Valley ROP is proud to honor veteran Automotive Technology instructor, Doug Nahale, as the MVROP 2017 Teacher of the Year. For fourteen years Doug Nahale has been the backbone of Career Technical Education (CTE) programming at the Washington High School campus. Equipped with vast experience in the automotive industry as a shop foreman, mechanic, and former shop owner, Mr. Nahale has maintained a robust Washington High Automotive Technology program. The student-run annual car show, which takes place each Spring, boasts a larger attendance every year thanks to the enormous amount of support Mr. Nahale has built in the community. Over many years, Mr. Nahale's classroom has successfully prepared students for careers in the transportation sector. Many of these alumni continue to come back and connect with the program, as volunteers, mentors, and advisory members for the program, even providing employment connections when possible.

This comes as no surprise to MVROP Superintendent Hanson, who states, "Doug Nahale has communicated that his job is all about relationships and he demonstrates it every day. Teachers that deeply appreciate the student-teacher relationship have at least two jobs - one to teach, and the other to invest in the multitude of relationships both in and out of the classroom. Evidence of Mr. Nahale's investment in teaching his students is simply all around him and he is exceptional because of it."

MVROP first honored Doug Nahale's contributions to CTE at the Alameda County Teacher of the Year ceremony earlier in the month. Celebrations continued during a special presentation at the MVROP Governing Council meeting on November 15 at the Mission Valley ROP Center Campus located at 5019 Stevenson Blvd., in Fremont.