With the COVID-19 crisis making it abundantly clear the critical role that educators play in our society, Lurie College is recognizing SJSU Educators of Impact who have made a transformative difference in the lives of children, families, and communities. Learn more about Mario Rocha below. To nominate an SJSU graduate who is an Educator of Impact, please complete this brief Google form.
“Mr. Mario Rocha joined the O.B. Whaley Elementary School staff during the 2019-20 school year as a Resource Specialist Teacher. Immediately, he was a perfect fit for our student population, a diverse Title 1 school. He created an inviting learning environment where students easily made connections with him and felt his genuine love for them. Within weeks of him as the school’s new resource teacher, student absenteeism improved, students made academic gains, and students enjoyed school! Mr. Rocha is one of a kind, and we are so fortunate to have him as an educator.”