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Menifee Teacher Surprised with Teachers are Heroes Award

Anthony Bissot, 6th grade teacher at Bell Mountain Middle School in Menifee, received a nice surprise when he was named the December/January Teachers are Heroes recipient. On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, Azusa Pacific University and KATY 101.3, The Mix, made a special visit to Bell Mountain Middle School and presented Mr. Bissot with the Teacher Are Heroes award as well as prizes from KATY’s The Mix Prize Closet.  The Bell Mountain Middle School Principal, Ernesto Lizarraga, and Bissot’s students were part of the celebration.  The awards presentation concluded with a popcorn party.

Mr. Bissot was nominated by one of his students, Matthew Beckman.  Matthew said about him, “Mr Bissot has helped me in math class and with bullying and other issues. Even though I hate math, Mr Bissot is my favorite teacher ever. He cares about me and my feelings, and he is my hero.” Bissot has been teaching math for 10 years in the Menifee Union School District.  He takes pride in teaching and making improvements in the learning process and teaches using a 21st century approach to facilitating learning. He incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in the lessons that he facilitates.

His wife, Alma, is also a teacher for the Menifee Union School District.  Mr. and Mrs. Bissot are Azusa Pacific University alumni. 

The Teachers are Heroes program will run through April 2017.  Teachers may be nominated by students, parents, and even other school administrators. All selected teachers and their classes will attend a private celebration at the end of the year at the Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium. For more information go to, keyword:  Teachers or go to