Mt. Rose teacher named Excellence in Education award winner

Adrian Domene of Mt. Rose Elementary School is News 4's Excellence in Education award winner for November 2016 (Sinclair Broadcast Group)

Excellence in education can come in many forms, and this month's award winner is not News 4's typical recipient.

Adrian Domene is someone whose culture and experiences make him a gem for students.

Evening anchor Shelby Sheehan surprised Domene at Mt. Rose K-8 Academy of Languages recently.

Mr. Domene is from Spain and is in his third year teaching Spanish, computers and science.

What's unique about Mt. Rose is that starting in kindergarten, all subjects are taught in Spanish, encouraging bilingualism and cultural understanding.

Mr. Domene's students say he is passionate, patient and personable, making class much more than just learning.

Domene says he wants to stay as long as he can teaching at Mt. Rose in Reno but is restricted by his work visa.

He's hoping to be able to stay for two more years.

Congratulations to Adrian Domene! News 4's Excellence in Education Award Winner!

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