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2011 ACSA Award

Mirci named ‘Professor of the Year’

Philip Mirci, assistant professor at the University of Redlands, was recently named 2011 Professor of Education of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators. Mirci was named among 23 California area administrators and community members for their achievements and dedication to public education.

“Mirci’s award is the single recognition in the category of higher education for the year, and offers testimony to his pursuit of teaching and education excellence as an instructor in the University’s distinctive School of Education programs,” said Dr. Bob Denham, dean of the School of Education at the University of Redlands.

Prior to joining the University of Redlands on a full-time basis, Mirci served as core adjunct faculty at the University for the past 20 years while working at the school, district, and county levels of public education. He worked for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools as both the director of student and family advocacy and the director of secondary school reform. He also served as the director of the curriculum and instruction leadership academy for the Association of California School Administrators.

On April 25, 2011, he will be presented with Professor of Education of the Year Award for the local region. On Nov. 5, 2011, Mirci will be presented with the Professor of Education of the Year Award representing the state of California in Sacramento.


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