'WHO' Awards

Above, the recipients from 2017 are honored at a dinner held in Marina del Rey, April 24, 2017.

The "We Honor Ours" (WHO) awards are granted annually to UTLA/NEA members and organizations, who have given exemplary or outstanding service to UTLA in the effort to support public school and public education.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Vivian Vega at vvega@utla.net or call 213.487.5560.


2018 Awards Dinner

Monday, April 23, 2018


2018 Nomination Forms

Deadline to submit form is Wed., March 1, by 5 p.m. (No exceptions)

2018 WHO Local Award Nomination Form
2018 WHO State Award Nomination Form
2018 WHO Gold Award Nomination Form

2017 “WHO” Awards Recipients

View list of recipients

  • Bodin Adler
  • Olga Calacuayo
  • Lisa Dinwiddie
  • Joseph Esterman
  • Leonard Goldberg
  • Teri Harnik
  • Jennifer McAfee
  • Patrick Meyer
  • William Page
  • Ana Marcela Rubio
  • Eddie Monroe-Smith
  • Yolando Spencer-Tamayo
  • Scotty Stewart
  • Betty Vick
  • Anne Zerrien-Lee
State “WHO” Award

UTLA/NEA member who has given outstanding service at the state or nationals levels of UTLA.

  • Gregg Solkovits
Gold Community Award

Person or orhanization whose leadership acts and support have demonstrated the person or organization to be a true friend of public education, educators or students meriting UTLA/NEA recognition.

  • Graciela Ortiz, Mayor of Huntington Park, Schools L.A. Students Deserve Grassroots Coalition



2016 “WHO” Awards Recipients:

  • Jennifer Albright
  • Darlene Haezaert-Caraveo
  • Erica Huerta
  • Cynthia Matthews
  • Stacey Michaels
  • Claudia Rodriguez
  • Tom Rubio
  • Rosalyn Williams
  • Sydney Yarbrough-Baune
State “WHO” Award
  • Sonia Martin-Solis
Gold Community Award
  • Efrén Martinez, CEO, The Florence-Firestone/Walnut Park Chamber of Commerce


WHO Recipients from 1994-2016