2023 Top Educator: Divina Elbo
Divina Elbo | Physics/Chemistry Teacher, Canyon Springs High School
Finalist for Riverside County 2024 Teacher of the Year
Divina Elbo personifies the MVUSD Portrait of a Graduate. She combines her joy of teaching, her love for science, and passion for students to produce successful students who are able to communicate, collaborate, think critically, be creative, adapt in various situations, and persevere. Divina is in her 12th year at Canyon Springs High School after teaching in the Philippines for 9 years. For every student that struggles with science, they find success in Divina’s class. Her lessons are so creative and engaging, with real-life practical applications. She enables students to grasp concepts in a rich, academic environment. Divina’s impact goes beyond the classroom walls. She runs MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) where students explore STEM careers and participate in various competitions. In addition, she provides students an opportunity to participate in AP Readiness with UC Riverside. Divina embodies Excellence on Purpose.