By Richard Bammer
Ana Farina, a teacher and linguist at Vacaville High School, will be honored as Vacaville Unified’s Teacher of the Year by the Vacaville Masonic Lodge.
She will be recognized for her achievement at a 6:30 p.m. Tuesday dinner at the lodge, 897 Cotting Lane, near Vaca Valley Parkway and Interstate 505, Vacaville. The public is invited, and the cost is $10 per person.
Farina, 34, and a Vacaville resident, has been lauded by district educators as extraordinary and a “powerful, positive presence” at the West Monte Vista Avenue campus.
A psychology teacher who earned a master’s degree in education from the University of San Francisco, she joined the VHS staff three years ago after a successful and storied early career in the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District, where she received the same honor at age 25.