Sen. Cannella Names Livingston's Sheila Stark 12th Senate District Teacher of the Year

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today announced he has selected Sheila Stark, an eighth-grade teacher at Livingston Middle School, as the 12th Senate District’s Teacher of the Year for her dedication and commitment to students and the community.

“Sheila Stark has dedicated over 3 decades to educating California’s students. In addition, she has become an important part of the community, giving her time to civic organizations,” said Cannella. “I am proud to recognize her as the 12th Senate District Teacher of the Year for 2015.”

Stark has been an educator for 3 decades, including 26 years at Livingston Middle School. In her time at the school, she has served as teen advisor to the Builders Club and secretary of the School Site Council. Prior to her service with the Livingston Union School District, she taught at a private school in Oakland and taught adult English as a Second Language classes at Bear Creek Migrant Camp. In addition, she was a home and hospital instructor for the Merced Union School District.

Outside of the classroom, she has served as leader, secretary, vice-president and president of Camp Fire; member of the United Way of Merced; member of Kiwanis Club; and site coordinator for the Friday Night Live Mentoring Program.

Senator Cannella personally recognized Stark today at Livingston Middle School.