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Head of the Class


​Congratulations to our Jurupa Unified School District Teachers of the Year!

These incredible educators do so much for our students every day and we’re honored to have them represent our district.

This year’s honorees are:

Elementary Teacher of the Year – Sherri Moerer, Ina Arbuckle Elementary School

Left to right: Tina Herrera: Ina Arbuckle Principal, Sherri Moerer: Elementary Teacher of the Year, Dr. Hansen: JUSD Superintendent

Sherri Moerer, an education specialist at Ina Arbuckle Elementary School, is described as loving, kind, and patient. She always gives her best to her students and their families and has a magical way of making learning fun and engaging for her preschool students.  

Ms. Moerer is personable and professional when she deals with parents and staff.  She helps her students develop skills and strengths that help them grow in their academics and functional abilities. She is the bright light that makes Ina Arbuckle shine with her positive attitude and helpful acts of teamwork.   

Middle School Teacher of the Year - Tim Palmer, Mira Loma Middle School 

Mr. Palmer and Dr. Hansen posing with students holding a congratulatory posterMr. Palmer is described as a genuinely awesome person and teacher! He is flexible, always smiling, and energetic.  He serves as a social studies and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teacher, safety coordinator, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team member, and advisory coordinator. He also serves on the leadership team, and is the Social Studies Department chair and collaborative team leader. He is a positive force on campus and has a great sense of humor.


High School Teacher of the Year - Ashton Moroyoqui, Patriot High School

Ms. Moroyoqui posing with Dr. Hansen and her ASB students with a congratulatory signMs. Moroyoqui serves as the Associated Student Body (ASB) advisor, yearbook advisor,  and leadership team and advisory committee member. With her guidance, student leaders organize events and initiatives that have had a profound impact on the Patriot High School community.  Patriot is very proud of their focus on “giving back” to students rather than just wanting students to participate in activities.  ASB also has planned community service projects and actively seeks student input.