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Clifton Middle School Teacher Honored for Excellence at Los Angeles Clippers Game

Mazzeo teaches English language arts and serves as the yearbook coordinator and technical adviser for the school’s robotics program. Her extensive digital and video production background has allowed her to partner with the program and introduce a different level of expertise.
“Daniela is truly an asset to Clifton,” Principal Jennifer Jackson said. “She does not settle for what is, but rather what should be by being innovative and forward thinking for the sole benefit of student learning.”
Mazzeo has gained respect from her Clifton family in a short amount of time and is relied upon by both veteran and rookie teachers because of her ability to collaborate, solve problems, and plan in a way that benefits all students.
Mazzeo’s instruction and guidance to robotics students have led to multiple awards and recognition for Clifton’s teams. Currently, Mazzeo is working on a plan to expand Clifton’s traditional yearbook program by adding a multi-media approach that will be more attractive for students. Mazzeo also is forging the way at Clifton Middle School by building a digital portfolio requirement that will be woven into the school’s core instructional program.
“Teachers like Daniela have such a profound impact on our students,” MUSD Superintendent Katherine Thorossian said. “I am grateful for her expertise and continued enthusiasm in giving our students even greater opportunities for learning.”