Laguna Beach High School teacher Jonathan Todd, was surprised in his classroom on Nov. 4 with the Navy’s Impact Influencer Award.
This service recognizes educators like Todd for having a positive impact in the lives of future sailors.
Todd’s former student, Jack Strickland, was accepted into the Navy’s Nuclear Engineering program, which is one of the hardest and most sought-after programs in the service. The program entails a $38,000 signing bonus and 77 college credits towards an Engineering degree.
Lynn Gregory, a college career specialist at the high school, was overjoyed for Todd.
“Year after year, Mr. Todd inspires and motivates seniors to be the best they can be – he is selfless, intentionally listening to students, bridging the gap between himself and their experiences, allowing them to flourish,” Gregory said in a press release.
Principal Jason Allemann described Todd as a well-respected educator among the high school’s staff.View Our User Comment Policy