Jose Flores, Comite Civico del Valle
Jose Flores is a Comite Civico del Valle civics and environmental advisor, and former social studies educator for 25 years at Brawley Union High School. He served as California Department of Education Instructional Quality Commissioner from 2014–18, and on California’s K–12 Civic Learning Task Force and Environmental Literacy Task Force. He is a UC–CSU ECCLPS advisor, California School Leadership Academy advisor, and a CDE transition team member serving State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. He is the recipient of the 2018 California School Board Award, the 2017 California Council for Social Studies Award, the 2017 California Golden Bell Award, a 2016 National Presidential Innovative Educator Award, the 2015 ACETA Teacher Award, the 2014 ACSA Teacher of the Year Award, the California Civic Learning Award of Excellence, and State Assembly, State Senate, and US Congressional Instructional Recognition Awards.