Stephanie_YearAn elementary teacher, Stephanie Bertelson was named Teacher of the Year for 2013 at Excelsius Academy. Ms. Bertelson has been an educator for 6 years. She has her Masters in Elementary Education as well as a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

Parents of the students enrolled in Ms. Bertelson’s classes have unanimously agreed on her passion, thoroughness, and dedication for the success of her students. “I could feel how much time and effort Ms. Stephanie put into for her class, and I knew exactly how much and what lessons my daughter is learning from school,” said Diana Nguyen, Parent of Diane Le a student of the 2013 Summer School Program.

Colleagues described Bertelson as a passionate educator, who has supported hundreds of students. “Time and time again, I have seen Ms. Bertelson reach out to her students who are struggling and feel that they have lost hope. Ms. Bertelson provides her students the encouragement, knowledge, and confidence they need to succeed,” said Gina Le, Principal of Excelsius Academy.

Ms. Bertelson currently teaches 4th and 5th grade at Excelsius Academy as well as working for the Garden Grove and Westminster School Districts.