Teacher of the Year 2015

 PUSD Teacher of the Year 2015

Pleasanton, California– Pleasanton Unified School District is pleased to announce the Teacher of the Year for 2015-16 is Tony Dennis, Lead Teacher of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) at Amador High School.

Mr. Dennis has been with the district for 13 years.  He has taught Algebra to AP Statistics and Engineering at Amador Valley High School   He is currently the lead teacher of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) for the Pleasanton Unified School District, a program which engages students in thought-provoking, critical thinking STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curricular activities while developing students into future members of the engineering community.  This program spans all grades K-12 and Tony works countless hours to maintain the success and growth of PLTW. 

“Tony is without a doubt one of the most selfless teachers that Pleasanton has had the pleasure to employ.  His innovation, devotion, and dedication to the students and faculty of Amador Valley High School are greater than can be expressed by words.” (Quote taken from Tony’s nomination form.)

“Tony Dennis is the driving force behind Project Lead the Way and has an exponential impact on students throughout PUSD,” said Parvin Ahmadi, PUSD Superintendent.  “Mr. Dennis has been instrumental in drawing more girls to engineering. He’s got an amazing passion for engaging students and encouraging them to explore and solve problems on their own.  When you walk into his classroom you can tell his students are happy to be there and eager to learn.  ” 

Mr. Dennis’ name will be submitted to the Alameda County Office of Education for the county’s Teacher of the Year program.  Please join us in congratulating Mr. Dennis at our Salute to Service ceremony on Thursday, May 7, at Amador Valley High School, beginning at 3:15 p.m.