Ms. Lee is flanked by JMHS cheerleaders after learning she was the $25,000 grand prize winner. Photo credit: Allison B. Cohen
from the January 2008 Los Feliz Ledger
Dorothy Lee, a 12-grade art teacher at John Marshall High School has won a $25,000 grand prize in the national 2007 EXPO Classroom Makeover Contest.
Lee received over 9,000 votes in the on-line contest between Oct. 31 and Dec. 3rd.
In her prize winning essay, Lee wrote, “Our teachers work extremely hard [and] with the limited resources that they have, they teach eager students about art even as our facility falls apart.”
EXPO and school officials kept the news secret until they could surprise Lee at a lunch time assembly, complete with the cheerleading squad.