Title: Secondary School Educator
Company: A.B.C. Unified School District
Location: Lakewood, California, United States
Sandra A. Bruesch, Secondary School Educator at A.B.C. Unified School District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.
As the first person in her family to attend high school and college, Ms. Bruesch felt it was only right to continue to pursue a career in education. She went on to achieve a BA in German and mathematics from Whittier College in 1966 and a MA in mathematics from Claremont Graduate University in 1974. Throughout the course of her career, she has taught at Chaffey Union High School District in Ontario and Chaffey Junior College in Alta Loma She served five years as a lecturer in mathematics at the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, which she calls the highlight of her career due to the opportunity to learn advanced mathematics. Most recently in her career, Ms. Bruesch was a teacher, chairman of the department of mathematics, and district mathematics mentor with the A.B.C. Unified School District in Cerritos. She reached her retirement in 2010 but continued to work with her team of robotics students, Vex Robotics and Lego League Robotics, until 2015.
As an educator of many years, Ms. Bruesch has also been able to contribute to research in combinational topology and published, “The Sum of All Permutations of a Finite Set,” in ‘Gift of Fire’ by the Prometheus Society in 2015. Along with her career accomplishments, Ms. Bruesch has been a recipient of the Jaime Escalante Math Teachers Award, British Petroleum A+ for Alternative Energy Award, Raytheon Math Hero Award in 2009, and was a Disney Teacher of the Year Honoree in 2007. She was also named an honorary liaison officer by the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1999 for her development of solutions manual for the Civil Air Patrol Test. A member of the American Mensa, the Prometheus Society and the Pi Lambda Theta Educational Society, Ms. Bruesch and her achievements can also be found in the third edition of Who’s Who in American Education and the 13th edition of Who’s Who in the World.
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