Westlake teacher takes top honor

MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn TOP HONOR-English and journalism teacher Caron Battaglia, center, reacts with surprise after being told by Ventura County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Charles Weiss, left, that she's the 2003 Ventura County Teacher of the Year during a ceremony in her classroom at Westlake High School on Monday. Battaglia has been a teacher for 27 years. There are more than 6,000 teachers in Ventura County. Many graduates will get diplomas tonight and tomorrow in this area.


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