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2016 SCOE Teacher of the Year Nominees Honored

Fifteen Teachers May Now Compete to Represent SCOE at the County Level

Group photo of SCOE Teacher of the Year nominees

Nominees for SCOE's Teacher of the Year 2016 were honored at a May 4 reception.

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) hosted a reception on May 4 to honor the County Office teachers who have been nominated as candidates for 2016 SCOE Teacher of the Year, providing them with specific details and encouraging them to move forward in the selection process.

The teachers nominated to compete for this honor represent the diversity of educational services provided by SCOE, ranging from programs for children with severe disabilities to instructional programs for at-risk youth housed in county detention facilities. Administrators, colleagues, parents of students, and fellow staff members who made the teacher nominations were invited to attend.

2016 SCOE Teacher of the Year Nominees

  • Sharon Botkin (Infant Development, Prairie West Infant Center)
  • Michaelann Boyle (Special Education, Cyril Spinelli Elementary School)
  • Debbie Carlson (Special Education, T.R. Smedberg Middle School)
  • Jennifer Clement (Community School/CARE, E.L. Hickey Jr./Sr. High School)
  • Marsha Cornwell (Special Education, Wilson C. Riles Middle School)
  • René Delgado (Special Education, Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School)
  • Bill Garvey (Special Education, Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School)
  • Guy Holman (Special Education, George Washington Carver School of Arts & Science)
  • Lydia Maerdian (Special Education, Galt High School)
  • Kate Mahan (Infant Development, Ralph Richardson Infant Center)
  • Pedro Marquez (Community School/CARE, Center High School)
  • Patricia Millings (Community School, Gerber Road Jr./Sr. High School)
  • Bobbie Pike (Special Education, Sunrise Elementary School)
  • Maurean Stephenson (Infant Development Teacher, Vineland Infant Center)
  • Linda White (Juvenile Court School/ROP, El Centro Jr./Sr. High School)

SCOE will announce its 2016 Teacher of the Year later this month. Information about SCOE's Teacher of the Year Program is available online or by calling (916) 228-2417.

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 on August 14, two teachers will be identified as the Sacramento County Teachers of the Year and will be eligible to participate in the statewide competition.

Business partners supporting the Sacramento County Teachers of the Year Program this year include the Sacramento Kings, the Sacramento River Cats, and the Sacramento Scottish Rite Bodies of Freemasonry.