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Users Vote Logan Principal Patch Person of the Year

Luis Ochoa led the school as it initiated a dual-language education program.

Users Vote Logan Principal Patch Person of the Year

Echo Park Patch users have selected Luis Ochoa, the principal at Logan Street Elementary School, their 2011 Person of the Year.

Ochoa worked with community members and parents to initiate a dual-language instruction track that is now being explored by other local schools including Micheltorena.

UTLA activist and educator Cheryl Ortega nominated Ochoa. Here is her statement:

He arrived at Logan three years ago in the wake of dismal morale. He has rallied parents, students and teachers. Mr. Ochoa faces daily challenges in dealing with two schools on a single campus. He is admired and respected by the Logan family for always going to bat for them.

Echo Park Timebank co-founder Autumn Rooney was also a strong contender for the award, garnering about 37 percent of the vote.

Ochoa will receive his award this Friday at a Logan Parents Committee meeting at 8:30 a.m. 

He will also be honored at the Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council meeting on Jan. 24.

Look back here for a profile of Ochoa.

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