Sacramento County Teachers of the Year 2010

Deb House and JoEllen Shanks holding trophies

Deb House (left) and JoEllen Shanks, Sacramento County Teachers of the Year 2010.

David W. Gordon, Deb House, JoEllen Shanks, and Greg Geeting

Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon (left) and County Board of Education Trustee Greg Geeting congratulate the Sacramento County Teachers of the Year 2010.

JoEllen Shanks and Deb House on the KCRA television set

After being announced as Sacramento County Teachers of the Year 2010 at the September 2 recognition banquet, JoEllen Shanks and Deb House were interviewed the next morning on the KCRA 3 News at 7 a.m.

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Sacramento County Teachers of the Year 2010 Announced

Posted September 3, 2009
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Teachers from San Juan Unified and Elk Grove Unified Advance to State Competition

A 6th grade teacher from the San Juan Unified School District and a 2nd grade teacher from the Elk Grove Unified School District are the Sacramento County Teachers of the Year 2010, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) announced September 2nd at a county-wide teacher recognition banquet.

Deb House, who teaches 6th grade math, science and language arts at Kingswood Elementary School in the San Juan District and JoEllen Shanks, who teaches 2nd grade at Stone Lake Elementary in Elk Grove, were selected from the 15 Sacramento area district Teachers of the Year representing Sacramento County in the California Teachers of the Year competition.

A community selection committee comprised of education professionals, including previous Teachers of the Year, met to interview each local district Teacher of the Year and selected the two finalists.

All 15 Sacramento area teachers will be honored when the Sacramento Kings host the Phoenix Suns on Friday, February 5, 2010 at ARCO Arena. The Sacramento River Cats will also host a special Teacher Appreciation Night on Monday, May 3, 2010 when the River Cats host the Salt Lake Bees.

All of the school districts within the County of Sacramento, along with the Sacramento County Office of Education, are invited each year to participate in the Sacramento County Teachers of the Year Program. Larger districts are eligible to submit two entries. Eleven local districts including the Sacramento County Office of Education participated this year. Each district's Teacher of the Year completed a comprehensive application packet, which included an extensive biography and answering questions ranging from personal philosophy of teaching to an understanding of current educational issues.

During the awards banquet, each district Teacher of the Year was introduced by either a current or former student. David W. Gordon, County Superintendent of Schools, and trustees from the Sacramento County Board of Education, presented each of the Teachers of the Year with an inscribed award. Outgoing Teacher of the Year Janet Anderson announced the names of the 2010 Teachers of the Year. County School Board Trustee Adriana EchandĂ­a presented the winners with the Elinor Lincoln Hickey Award of Merit, the highest honor bestowed by the County Board of Education. Ken McIver, representing the Sacramento Scottish Rite Bodies of Freemasonry, awarded a perpetual trophy to the County Teachers of the Year.

Deb House and JoEllen Shanks now are eligible to advance to the statewide competition, out of which five teachers will be chosen as California Teachers of the Year.

The five California Teachers of the Year are responsible for representing the teaching profession in a variety of settings and assisting their teaching colleagues in numerous ways throughout the calendar year of 2010. Their names and that of the one individual of the group selected as the state's nominee to the National Teacher of the Year program will be announced later in the fall by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The Sacramento County Teachers of the Year Program is presented by the Sacramento County Office of Education in partnership with Maloof Sports and Entertainment, the Sacramento River Cats, the Intel Corporation Folsom and the Sacramento Scottish Rite Bodies of Freemasonry.


Teachers of the Year 2010 Chosen by Sacramento-Area School Districts
LoAnne Jackson LoAnne Jackson
Center Joint Unified School District Teacher of the Year 2010
North Country Elementary School
1st Grade

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Criss Brandes

Criss Brandes
Elk Grove Unified School District Teacher of the Year 2010
Robert J. Fite Elementary School
3rd Grade

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JoEllen Shanks

Selected as Sacramento County Teacher of the Year 2010

JoEllen Shanks
Elk Grove Unified School District Teacher of the Year 2010
Stone Lake Elementary School
2nd Grade

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Scott Meyer Scott Meyer
Folsom Cordova Unified School District Teacher of the Year 2010
Mills Middle School
Social Science & Leadership

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Donna Hartje Donna Hartje
Galt Joint Union High School District Teacher of the Year 2010
Liberty Ranch High School
Mathematics—Algebra I & Geometry

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Jennifer Carlson Jennifer Carlson
Natomas Unified School District Teacher of the Year 2010
Heron School
4th Grade

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Heather Dolk Heather Dolk
River Delta Unified School District Teacher of the Year 2010
D.H. White Elementary School
1st Grade

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Bob Crongeyer Bob Crongeyer
Robla School District Teacher of the Year 2010
Taylor Street School
3rd-6th Grade G.A.T.E.

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Christy Fung Christy Fung
Sacramento City Unified School District Teacher of the Year 2010
Freeport Elementary School
Kindergarten

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Peggy Green Peggy Green
Sacramento City Unified School District Teacher of the Year 2010
Sam Brannan Middle School
7th Grade Language Arts & World History

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Lisa Alcala Lisa Alcalá
Sacramento County Office of Education Teacher of the Year 2010
Elinor L. Hickey Jr./Sr. High School
Academic Intervention/Multiple Subjects

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Robyn Cox Robyn Cox
San Juan Unified School District Teacher of the Year 2010
Rio Americano High School
Mathematics

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Deb House

Selected as Sacramento County Teacher of the Year 2010

Deb House
San Juan Unified School District Teacher of the Year 2010
Kingswood Elementary School
6th Grade Math, Science, and Language Arts

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Anna Ampania Anna Ampania
Twin Rivers Unified School District Teacher of the Year 2010
Woodridge Elementary School
1st Grade

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Reginald Harris Reginald Harris
Twin Rivers Unified School District Teacher of the Year 2010
Grant Union High School
Physical Education

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