Pleasanton City Councilwoman and Fremont high school government teacher Cheryl Cook-Kallio will be a panelist Saturday on the value and importance of civic education in schools at the American Bar Association's annual national conference.
The meeting will be at the San Francisco Hilton, Union Square.
Cook-Kallio teaches advanced placement United States History at Irvington High School in Fremont, where she was named "Teacher of the Year" in 2005. She also leads the school's competition civics "We the People" team, which has been a California state finalist year after year and was the state's champions in 2005.
Cook-Kallio also received the American Civic Education Teacher Award in 2008, one of only three in the nation. She was honored by the Fremont Education Foundation for Excellence in Education in 2006.