Mrs. Pastrana Receives PLTW Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award
Congratulations Claudia Pastrana, Westminster's PLTW Launch and Enrichment teacher, for earning the 2021-22 PLTW Outstanding Teacher of the Year award! Only 79 teachers across the nation received this honor.
Mrs. Pastrana is a devoted educator with more than 27 years of experience. In 2013, she was selected as the SECME Elementary School Teacher of the Year for Miami-Dade County, and in 2014, she was a recipient of the Beckman Coulter Science Teacher Award.
For the last six years, she has worked as an Enrichment teacher at Westminster Christian Elementary School where she started the PLTW Launch Program for grades K-5. She also launched the Westminster VEX Robotics Elementary School Program. Under her leadership, the elementary teams have earned a World bid for five consecutive years, the Excellence Award for three consecutive years, twenty-nine Regional awards, eleven State awards and four World awards.
As a 2021-22 PLTW Outstanding Teacher, Mrs. Pastrana is now eligible for the PLTW National Teacher of the Year award.