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Kings Honor Superstar Teachers at 2024 Halftime Ceremony

District Teachers of the Year Celebrated During NBA Game

District Teachers of the Year 2024 lined up on center court holding custom jerseys

Sacramento County educators took to the court at the Golden 1 Center on Tuesday as thousands of fans cheered for the District Teachers of the Year 2024 during halftime of the Sacramento Kings/Milwaukee Bucks game. The “Salute to Educators” was an exciting opportunity for the top teachers to be recognized for their hard work, dedication, and achievements—and for the community to publicly celebrate Sacramento’s top teachers.

Sacramento County Board of Education Vice President O. Alfred Brown, Sr., and Trustees Joanne Ahola, Mariana Corona Sabeniano, and Heather Davis were on hand to congratulate the honorees. County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon joined the teachers in an exclusive, on-court recognition where they were introduced to the crowd. Each teacher was presented with a personalized Kings jersey, emblazoned with their name and the number “24” (representing the year they were honored).

The teachers also received gift bags from Jamba, the event sponsor, with one lucky teacher returning to the court for a timed opportunity to make three baskets. Lyndsay Hall (the District Teacher of the Year from Robla School District) made all three shots, earning herself Jamba smoothies for a year, plus a free smoothie for everyone attending the game! Prior to tip-off, the honorees were also treated to a reception at the Sierra Nevada Draught House, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the arena.

The Teachers of the Year received tickets to the game as part of the Sacramento Kings Foundation’s “Impact” series, meant to create awareness and positive change in the community. The Sacramento Kings have generously partnered with SCOE to recognize the Teachers of the Year with a halftime ceremony every year since 1992.

About the County Teachers of the Year Program

The Sacramento County Teachers of the Year Program is coordinated annually by the Sacramento County Office of Education (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.

Teachers waving on the court as their names are called
Teachers posing with custom jerseys
Lyndsay Hall shooting baskets to win Jamba smoothies
Sponsored by Jamba and Sacramento Kings Foundation