ERHS Teacher Gustafson Honored with Excellence in Film Education Award

ERHS Gustafson

Righetti High School Media Arts Teacher Jacob Gustafson was recently honored with the Excellence in Film Education award during the Central Coast Entertainment Expo at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande.

The Central Coast Film Society’s competition recognizes educators who provide educational lectures, screenings, seminars and/or other platforms for local students and filmmakers. Teachers from SLO High, Morro Bay High, Central Coast New Tech, Allan Hancock College, and Cal Poly also competed in the Central Coast Film Society competition.

“I am honored to receive this award, especially after seeing the strong work produced by the other programs in competition. Since joining RHS 4 years ago, I have tried to continue the legacy and traditions started by my predecessor Robert Garcia that I learned first-hand as one of his students and as a Righetti alum. I have the pleasure of working with incredibly talented and dedicated professionals within the Visual Performing Arts department and their exemplary example has inspired me to reach new heights within my own program. The administration has always been very supportive of my program since day 1 and continues today. I am also blessed to have the most enthusiastic, engaged, motivated, and fun students a teacher could ask for. I enjoy their creativity, humor, and respectful behavior. I truly believe I have the best students at RHS and that makes my job a whole lot of fun. Without my great students, there is no excellence in film education. I'm surrounded by amazing teachers, administrators, and students. Greatness is everywhere.” – Mr. Gustafson

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