Congratulations to Pleasanton Virtual Academy math teacher Arick Little, PUSD’s 2022-23 Teacher of the Year!
Arick has served PUSD for 32 years, beginning his career as a math teacher at Amador Valley High School. He has also served as an Instructional Coach and Integration Specialist as part of the dynamic team who helped the District reimagine education through the pandemic.
Arick is a mentor to teachers and students alike. He inspires students through math, identifying where they are in their educational trajectory and helping them excel. Arick is also known for his role in creating a community beyond the classroom, leading fun social activities like hikes.
Arick’s name will be submitted to be considered for the Alameda County Teacher of the Year Awards later this year.
Here are a few things Team PUSD had to say about Arick:
“Arick is an incredible team player. He is positive and caring with his colleagues, and regularly acts to lead our group in helpful constructive dialogue about our practice, goals and mission as a school. He is always diplomatic and encouraging with everyone he encounters.”
“I have personally witnessed the most hesitant of math students come to a level of comfort in math, and a renewed belief in their own abilities under Arick’s guidance.”