The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) hosted a reception yesterday to honor its teachers nominated as candidates for 2020 SCOE Teacher of the Year. The nominees represent the diversity of educational services provided by SCOE, ranging from programs for children with severe disabilities, to intervention programs for youth, to outdoor science education. Many of the administrators, colleagues, parents of students, and fellow staff members who nominated the teachers also attended.
Nominees were given an overview of the process and encouraged to move forward in the competition—requiring written essays and a formal interview. SCOE will announce its 2020 Teacher of the Year selection in April.
SCOE 2020 Teacher of the Year Nominees
- Timothy Kimble (Special Education – Wilson Riles Middle School)
- Pedro Marquez (Alternative Education – Center High School)
- Ashley Presnell (Alternative Education – North Area Community School)
- Austin Roughton (Outdoor Education – Sly Park Environmental Education Center)
- Lisa Walker (Special Education – Dry Creek Elementary)
Sacramento County Teachers of the Year Program
All public school districts within Sacramento County, local charter schools, plus SCOE, are invited to participate each year in the countywide Sacramento County Teachers of the Year Program. The program is coordinated by SCOE to recognize the achievements of local educators and to raise awareness of the valuable role that teachers play in the lives of their students and in the community.
At a recognition dinner planned for this August, two teachers will be identified as the Sacramento County Teachers of the Year and will be eligible to participate in the statewide competition.
Partners and Sponsors
Partners supporting the Sacramento County Teachers of the Year Program this year include Intel, the Sacramento Kings, the Sacramento River Cats, the Sacramento Republic FC, the Sacramento Scottish Rite Bodies of Freemasonry, and the SCOE School of Education.