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First-year Oakland teacher up for award

Emily Orologio has only just finished her first year teaching, but her hard work and talent might earn $10,000 for Frick Middle School in East Oakland.

Orologio is a seventh-grade science teacher at Frick, and one of five Bay Area teachers nominated for Comcast’s 2009 All-Star Teacher Award. You can watch a video of this star rookie and vote for the winning teacher here.  

Members of the public can vote – once! – through July 8.

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • http://www.elmhurstcommunityprep.org Jessica Eastman

    Congratulations, Emily! It’s so impressive to get this type of recognition as a first-year teacher.

  • Steven Weinberg

    Thank you for posting this information about an outstanding young Oakland teacher. I hope everyone connected with OUSD will take the time to vote for Emily.
    I found the voting instructions a bit confusing. The link you have posted looks like a ballot and asks for a user name and password, but the thing to do is scroll down to the bottom where it says “Need to create a user account” and in red “Click Here.” Clicking here brings you to a page where you can establish an account and vote all at once.

  • Alex Arsura

    Congratulations Emily– I am so proud of you!

  • Aaron Cuny

    Go Emily! Go Frick! Keep up the good work : )