The Ventura County Educators’ Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the inductees for its Class of 2011-12. The five members of the Class of 2011-12 are as follows:
An English teacher who began his career at Oxnard High School in the late 50’s and transferred to Rio Mesa High School upon it’s opening in 1965. Ragan was very beloved at Rio Mesa and served there until 1992. The student body dedicated its yearbook to Ragan on three different occasions.
Dr. Stephen Lefevre
Lefevre served as Director of CSU Northridge at Channel Islands from 1998-2002. He later became CSU Channel Islands’ (CI) Dean of the Faculty (2002-2005) and Associate Vice-President of Academic Programs & Planning (2005-2011). Lefevre is CI’s first university level inductee in the four year history of the Hall of Fame. Lefevre passed away in September 2011.
Keith Barker was a science and math teacher at Royal High School for his entire 34 years of teaching. Barker began at Royal in 1970 and retired in 2004.
Barker was a highly beloved and respected member of the Royal faculty who won the Amgen Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1995. He also served as a part-time member of Moorpark College’s Math Department from 1980-2006.
Chuck Andrews, who served as a teacher and counselor in the Conejo Unified School district. Andrews served at all 3 Conejo High Schools during his 36 year career. Andrews won Teacher of the Year for the State of California (1972), County of Ventura (1972 and 1982) and California Counselor of the Year (1992).
Larry Jones started his teaching career in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (1977-87) but is much more well known for his service at Moorpark High School (1988-2011) where he taught American History and directed the Academic Decathlon Team. Under Jones’ leadership, Moorpark’s Academic Decathlon Teams won 4 United States Championships (1999, 2003, 2008 and 2009). Jones also received an Amgen award in 1995.