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Terry Hearn At Zehnder Ranch Elementary Wins 2022 Elk Grove Education Superhero Award

On Friday, April 15, Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen and Huntington Learning Center owner Bonnie Tam proudly awarded Terry Hearn, the custodian of Zehnder Ranch Elementary, the 2022 Educational Superhero Award. The brief act took place in front of all the students. In all, more than 1,300 people voted for the community.

Terry Hearn

Terry Hearn is clearly loved by his community and by the staff and students of Zehnder Ranch Elementary School. That is, Mr. Hearn, as the students call him, has many superpowers. First of all, it is always supporting students and staff, working tirelessly to ensure a clean and safe campus. Plus, she’s always laughing and cheering everyone’s day. In addition, it is a favorite of students. Above all, Mr. Hearn always presents challenges to push students to be the best they can be. It is important to note that it encourages students to retrieve their lost and found items by doing push-ups for each item claimed. Certainly, this turns a tedious task into something that students really look forward to. Congratulations Terry Hearn! Thank you for raising our community!

Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen with Huntington Learning Center owner Bonnie Tam and 2022 Education Superhero Award winner Terry Hearn

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From the Mayor of Elk Grove

It was touching to be invited to Zehnder Ranch Elementary School to recognize its custodian, Mr. Hearn, as Huntington Learning Center Elk Grove Educator of the Year. He was awarded the recognition during his assembly on Friday.

As a former school board administrator, I was very happy to be back on the EGUSD campus and at the school I helped open. Listening to the children with their new voices reciting the Loyalty Oath made my day.

The highlight, of course, was celebrating his school caretaker who inspires students every day with his positivity and love. Parents, teachers and students chose him as their superhero.

Custodians along with others in education can have a huge impact on students. I remember relating to my school janitor when I was in 6th grade. It made him feel like this little immigrant belonged. I remember helping Larry scrub the floor in the school canteen when my parents refused to let me attend 6th grade camp. Most Indian girls and others from different cultures had strict parents and limited opportunities during the night in my day. I helped him scrub and he was kind and sweet and reminded me that it was okay not to attend camp. He said I would have my whole life ahead of me to see and do things. I remember when he passed away when I was in high school and crying. Today it made me think of him as we paid tribute to Mr. Hearn.

Congratulations, Mr. Hearn. Your school loves you.

Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen

By Terry Hearn

You are doing very well with your children, just keep it up!

Terry Hearn, winner of the 2022 Elk Grove Education Superhero Award

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