A Napa High School graduate has been named “Teacher of the Year” at Tahquitz High School in the Hemet Unified School District in Southern California.

Jena Scripps, formerly Jena Mello, graduated from Napa High in 1990.

Scripps works for the physical education department at Tahquitz High.

According to the school district, “Mrs. Scripps has great rapport with students and goes above and beyond to connect with them and encourage them to be successful at school.”

Scripps is the daughter of James and Barbara Mello of Napa.

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