Ghiggeri, who was selected as CCAE Contra Costa Chapter and Bay Section Teacher of Excellence, has been teaching for the Adult Education division of the LUHSD for more than 36 years. Ghiggeri teaches physical and mental fitness for older adults and is chief GED examiner. She also teaches the popular Premiers exercise class – 85 students strong – at the Brentwood Senior Center. Ghiggeri has changed the lives of many students, demonstrating patience, caring and a strong commitment to the success of her students.
Meraz received the CCAE Contra Costa Chapter and the Bay Section Excellence in Support Services Award. She has served the students of Liberty Adult Education for more than six years at the front desk, greeting and enrolling new students, processing financial transactions, providing answers to a wide variety of questions and translating for non-English speaking parents and students.