California Casualty has been a business partner with IEA since 1988 and provides auto and home insurance to IEA/NEA members. California Casualty is awarding Syringa Middle School in Caldwell a $650 check due to IEA’s nomination of member Melyssa Ferro for the 2018 NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence. IEA Member Melyssa Ferro’s good work has triggered this award for her school.
The California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence (CCATE) $650 award stems from the NEA Foundation award and is to recognize instructional expertise, advocacy for the teaching profession, community engagement, attention to diversity, and leadership in professional development. Recognizing that Melyssa’s success is due in part to supportive colleagues and the school environment, this particular CCATE award will go directly to the school in Melyssa’s name.