American Canyon math instructor wins Napa County Teacher of the Year

The Napa Valley Register
by Noel Brinkerhoff
5/30/2018

Ron Eick [2014 alumnus of the Graduate School of Education] has become the first instructor at American Canyon High School to win Napa County Teacher of the Year.

“To be a finalist is an honor,” said Eick last Wednesday at a ceremony held at Riverbend Plaza at the Historic Napa Mill. “But to win, it’s amazing.”

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Eick acknowledged that when he meets people and tells them he teaches math, they often say to him: “Bless you. I hated math,” he said.

“It makes me cringe” that there is a “stigma in society where people dislike math so much,” he said.

But he tells his students: “There’s so much beauty to it if you really just take your time and focus on it."

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Ron Eick, CEHS 2014