The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) hosted a special reception on April 26 to honor those county office teachers who have been nominated as the SCOE Teacher of the Year 2011.
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 programs for students receiving environmental education. Also joining in the festivities were the administrators, colleagues and fellow staff members who made the nominations.
SCOE Teacher of the Year 2011 Nominees
- Diane Anderson (Galt High School)
- Michaelann Boyle (Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School)
- Jack Branson (E. L. Hickey Jr./Sr. High School)
- Cynthia Dunning (E. L. Hickey Jr./Sr. High, North Area Community School)
- Bonita Keisler (McCaffrey Middle School)
- Tereze Lear (El Centro Jr./Sr. High School)
- Lydia Maerdian (Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School)
- Pedro Marquez (Morgan Jr./Sr. High School)
- Patricia Millings (Gerber Jr./Sr. High School)
- Barbara Modlin (E. L. Hickey Jr./Sr. High School)
- Frances Montemurro (Jessie Baker School)
- Peggy Moten-Nair (Dry Creek Elementary School)
- Kim Russell (Carson Creek Jr./Sr. High School)
- Ginger Schlavin (Sly Park Conservation and Environmental Education Center)
- Canyon Twer (North Area Community School/E. L. Hickey Jr./Sr. High School)
- Amy Wood (El Centro Jr./Sr. High School)
SCOE will announce the Teacher of the Year 2011 in early June 2010. The Sacramento County Teachers of the Year 2011 will be announced at a recognition banquet on September 1, 2010.
The 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 recognition dinner, 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 include Maloof Sports and Entertainment, the Sacramento River Cats, the Sacramento Scottish Rite Bodies of Freemasonry, and Intel Corporation Folsom.
Information about the program is available online or by phoning the Sacramento County Office of Education: (916) 228-2417.