The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) hosted a special reception on April 30 to honor those county office teachers who have been nominated as the 2010 SCOE Teacher of the Year.
The teachers nominated for this prestigious honor represent the wide range of educational services provided by SCOE, ranging from programs for infants born with severe disabilities to instructional programs for at-risk youth housed in county detention facilities, as well as program for students receiving environmental education. Also joining in the festivities were the administrators, colleagues and fellow staff members who made the nominations.
The nominees for 2010 SCOE Teacher of the Year are:
- Lisa Alcalá, Elinor Lincoln Hickey Jr./Sr. High School
- Michaelann Boyle, Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School
- Fred Castillo, Carson Creek Jr./Sr. High School
- Beverly Haffner, Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School
- Geovanni Linares, Bannon Creek Elementary School
- Peggy Moten-Nair, Dry Creek Elementary School
- Loretta Murray, El Centro Jr./Sr. High School
- Ginger Schlavin, Sly Park Conservation & Environmental Education Center
- Sandy Simmons, El Centro Jr./Sr. High School
- Ted Smith, Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School
- Maurean Stephenson, Vineland Infant Center
"We are so proud of each and every one of you and for all that you have accomplished," Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon said as he addressed the nominees. "Regardless of which one of you is selected, you are all winners in our eyes because you give so much of yourselves to our students and families every day."
SCOE will announce the Teacher of the Year 2010 in early June 2009. The 2010 Sacramento County Teachers of the Year will be announced at a recognition banquet on September 2, 2009.
The Sacramento County Teachers of the Year Program is coordinated annually 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 the Teachers of the Year awards banquet, two teachers are identified as the Sacramento County Teachers of the Year and are then eligible to participate in the statewide competition.
Business partners supporting the Sacramento County Teachers of the Year program are Maloof Sports and Entertainment, the Sacramento Scottish Rite Bodies of Freemasonry, and Intel Corporation Folsom.
Additional information about the Teachers of the Year program is available online or by phoning the Sacramento County Office of Education at (916) 228-2417.