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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Recognized with Top Statewide Educational Honor

Norwalk-La Mirada received its award at a recognition reception and ceremony on Thursday, November 29, from 5 to 7p.m. at CSBA’s Annual Education Conference and Trade Show in San Francisco.

2020 Learning Initiative
Norwalk-La Mirada USD is transforming all classrooms into collaborative 21st-century learning communities through the 2020 Learning Initiative. With the support of the board, the 2020 Learning Initiative provides equity and access for students, while supporting teachers to transform instruction.

“Our vision is simple and forward-looking,” said district Superintendent Hasmik Danielian. “We will be a model for our neighborhood districts to demonstrate how technology and personalized learning strategies accelerate student learning outcomes."

A 17-member judging panel made up of experts from school districts and county offices of education reviewed the written entries and made the initial recommendations for the awards. On-site validators assessed the programs in action. This year’s awards are presented to school districts and county offices of education helping students achieve through after-school programs, mentoring, instructional interventions, use of data and other innovations.

“The Golden Bell recipients exemplify the spirit of innovation and excellence for which all of California’s public schools strive,” said CSBA CEO & Executive Director Vernon M. Billy. “The Golden Bell Awards reflect the depth and breadth of outstanding education offerings in our state, and demonstrate the tenacity, vision and dedication of school leaders across California.”  To learn more about the Golden Bell awards, visit the California School Boards Association’s Golden Bell website at

This marks the third consecutive year NLMUSD has received the prestigious Golden Bell Award. The previous two winners include the Los Coyotes Middle School program Where Everybody Belongs (W.E.B.) (2016) and the Norwalk Education Alliance: Enhancing Economic Development through College and Career Readiness (2017). NLMUSD has also been the recipient of the award in the past. In 2012, Morrison Elementary was awarded the Golden Bell for its Bridging the Achievement Gap Program. These achievements are a testament of the mission of Norwalk-La Mirada to continue to explore new methods of fulfilling our district motto...Every Student. Future Ready. Our Promise!