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Congrats, Livia!

Livia Thomas, who’s taught at least 30 years, was named Fremont’s Teacher of the Year tonight. She teaches at Grimmer Elementary.

 Livia Thomas

Here’s what she had to say at tonight’s board meeting when she was introduced as the Teacher of the Year:

* “It is very strange, indeed, to receive an award for doing something that I love.”

* “(My students) are my passion and my joy. They give me hope.”

* “I am a better teacher and a better person (because of my students). Let’s salute the children.”

While Livia is busy saluting the children, the district will be busy saluting her. Livia now will compete for the title of Alameda County Teacher of the Year.

Linh Tat