The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) hosted a reception at its Meaney Education Center April 2 to honor those County Office teachers who have been nominated as candidates for 2014 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 children with severe disabilities to instructional programs for at-risk youth, as well as programs for students receiving environmental education. Also joining the festivities were the administrators and colleagues who made the nominations.
The nominees for 2014 SCOE Teacher of the Year are:
- Craig Bradford (Alternative Education (CARE), Foothill Ranch Middle School)
- Jack Branson (Alternative Education (CARE), McCaffrey Middle School)
- René Delgado (Special Education ED, Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School)
- Todd Gillihan (Environmental Education/Science, Sly Park Conservation & Environmental Education Center)
- Linda Greer (Special Education SH, Hillsdale Head Start Preschool)
- Bonita Keisler (Special Education SH, McCaffrey Middle School)
- Liz Levine (Alternative Education ROP/CTE, Gerber Jr./Sr. High School)
- Barbara Modlin (Alternative Education, Elinor L. Hickey Jr./Sr. High School)
- Terry Moylan (Alternative Education, El Centro Jr./Sr. High School)
- Bobbie Pike (Special Education SH, Sunrise Elementary School)
- Rachel Remner (Special Education SH, Rio Linda High School)
- Lisa Walker (Special Education SH, Dry Creek Elementary School)
- Verne Walter (Special Education ED, Galt High School)
- Daniel Watts (Alternative Education ROP/CTE, Gerber Jr./Sr. High School)
SCOE will announce its 2014 Teacher of the Year this May. At an awards banquet scheduled for August 16, two teachers will be announced as 2014 Sacramento County Teachers of the Year and will be eligible to participate in the statewide competition.
The Teachers of the Year Program is coordinated annually by SCOE to recognize the achievements of local educators and raise awareness of the valuable role that teachers play in the lives of their students and in the community.
Business partners supporting the Sacramento County Teachers of the Year program have been Maloof Sports and Entertainment, the Sacramento River Cats, the Sacramento Scottish Rite Bodies of Freemasonry, the Intel Corporation Folsom, and Chrysler.
Information about the program is available online or by phoning the Sacramento County Office of Education at (916) 228-2417.