This Certificate of Recognition is hereby presented to Lisa Niver Rajna on behalf of the City of Los Angeles. I extend my sincere congratulations on your many accomplishments:
· Nomination for 2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching
· Highlighted by KTLA Channel 5 on Career Day as a science teacher
· Winning an International Award from OXFAM-Canada for their Recycled Toy Contest
· As founder and overseer of the Los Angeles Science Teacher Network for the last three years to include over forty schools and seventy teachers
· Science Teacher in Los Angeles public and private schools for the last seven years
· Creating “ScienceIsntScary” blog, website and Simply Science Camp to encourage and inspire science education, global literacy and life long learners
· Featured as an expert on various radio shows and magazine articles about global learning, geographic literacy and science education
· Working to increase global awareness and understanding through connections both here in the U.S and abroad
Through your efforts and ongoing programs, strong connections have been established in our city and neighboring countries changing the lives of many students and their families.
I join many members of the community to applaud your involvement to building a brighter future for everyone.
June 7, 2012
Eric Garcetti, Councilmember 13th District