"Lonnie has a remarkable story in the face of tragedy. Lonnie's courage, confidence, determination, contagious smile, and positive outlook on life is admirable," said Juan Jose Martinez, school leader at Cesar Chavez Academy High School. "The CCAHS family is blessed to have Lonnie! We should be proud to call him friend and teacher. "
Lonnie's positivity is infectious and he touches the lives of all around him.
"It's like a dream come true. I always tell people I work at the greatest place in the world," said Lonnie.
Learn more about Lonnie's story by watching this brief documentary: