We are very excited and proud of our teacher Mr. Yom. He is the 2016 winner of the Escalante-Gradillas $20,000 prize for Best in Education. Yom wants his students to know that it’s not about him. It’s not about a paycheck, nor about fame. It’s not about any individual. It’s about everyone; they’re all a team, and they’re all going to get through it together. None will be left behind. "The goal is the success of all, not the success of one."
For the last four years, an unprecedented 100 percent of Yom’s AP Calculus students have passed the infamous exam. All of them will mention, at some point, that one of Yom’s students, Cedrick Argueta, actually passed the exam with a perfect score, making him one of only 12 students in the world to do so, a feat which Yom humbly admits he is not sure he could accomplish himself.
Read More »