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Advisory: Two Teachers of the Year to Represent Sac County

Twelve Teachers Compete for Top Honors

SCOE Media Advisory

Contact: Xanthi Soriano, Executive Director, Communications
Phone: (279) 789-1601 • Email:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 22, 2023


WHAT: The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) will announce two winners at a countywide teacher recognition dinner

WHEN: Friday, August 25, 2023 (doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., awards program starts at 6:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Hilton Sacramento Arden West (2200 Harvard St., Sacramento, CA)

WHO: Teachers of the Year and representatives from eleven local school districts, the California Charter Schools Association, and SCOE

WHY: The two winners join an elite group of teachers who have represented Sacramento County over the years in the California State 2024 Teachers of the Year program. Previous Sacramento County Teachers of the Year are listed online—including Elinor Hickey, the namesake of the award the top two teachers receive. Hickey was County Teacher of the Year in 1978, and a SCOE community school is named after her.

About the County Teachers of the Year Program

A selection committee comprised of education professionals, including previous Sacramento County Teachers of the Year, interviewed 12 local Teachers of the Year and chose the two winners. All local educational agencies are invited to nominate a teacher to participate in the program each year. (Large districts are eligible to nominate two teachers.) The program is presented by SCOE in partnership with the Sacramento Kings, the Sacramento Republic FC, the Sacramento River Cats, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, and the Sacramento Scottish Rite.