Professor Peter Calvert receives State award

Publish Date: 
Oct 21, 2014

SALINAS, Calif. – Hartnell Community College District is proud to announce that Business Professor, Peter Calvert is the recipient of ‘Teacher of the Year Award 2014’ by the California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) – this is a statewide award.     


The CAPED Annual Conference was held on October 11-12, 2014 celebrating 40 years; the theme was A Legacy of Leadership, which Professor Calvert exemplifies.  He was unable to accept the award in person, thus Hartnell College invites the community to join us in a celebration to deliver this special award to him on:


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

11:00 a.m.

411 Central Avenue, Building B, room 208 Salinas, CA 93901


Speakers will include Superintendent/President, Dr. Willard Lewallen, VP of Student Affairs, Dr. Romero Jalomo, and two of Mr. Calvert’s students.  Refreshments will be served.


“When you look up the phrase "student-centered learning" in the dictionary, there is a photo of Professor Calvert.  He exemplifies all the qualities embodied in teaching and learning excellence - commitment, dedication, preparation, knowledge, sensitivity, and compassion,” said Superintendent/President, Dr. Willard Lewallen. “I am proud to be his colleague and he is richly deserving of this recognition.”


Peter Calvert was nominated by Theresa Carbajal, LD Specialist/Counselor.  In her letter of nomination she wrote, “Peter has demonstrated all the necessary qualities needed of a great teacher.  He is fully knowledgeable in theory and practice in his field; he is compassionate, flexible, energetic, efficient, and fun to work with.  Peter relates very well with DSP&D students and staff alike.


Hartnell Community College District

The Hartnell CCD serves over 15,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit