Hebrew Teacher and Coordinator, Nofim Israel Education Program
Year Honored: 2012
Saperstein Middle School of Milken Community High School
Los Angeles, CA
With a guitar always at the ready, Lidia Turner infuses music into her Israel and Hebrew curriculum as a way of incorporating the students’ senses into their learning at Saperstein Middle School of Milken Community High School. A dynamic teacher who makes Hebrew relevant, meaningful and engaging, Ms. Turner maintains a close pulse on the emotional and academic well-being of each of her students and is skilled at supporting students in meeting her high standards. A master teacher from whom other educators hone their teaching skills, she leads Israel education and programming for faculty and students alike.
Note: This biography was current at the time this educator received the Award