Five educators named San Diego County Teachers of the Year, next stop, California Teacher of the Year

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Five local educators were named San Diego County Teachers of the Year on Saturday night during the 26th annual “Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers,” sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU) in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). The annual event honors San Diego County’s public school teachers and was televised live on Channel 4 San Diego from the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. 

Five local educators were named San Diego County Teachers of the Year on Saturday night during the 26th annual “Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers,” sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU) in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). The annual event honors San Diego County’s public school teachers and was televised live on Channel 4 San Diego from the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. 

The five teachers of the year will represent San Diego County in the California Teacher of the Year program. The state winners will be announced later this year. Since 1974, 161 teachers have been named San Diego County Teacher of the Year. Of those, 19 were named California Teacher of the Year and three went on to be named National Teacher of the Year.

(Left to right) San Diego County Teachers of the Year recipients Jenny Anderson, Casita Center for Technology, Science, and Math (Vista Unified School District); Amy Schwenke, Fallbrook Street School (Fallbrook Union Elementary School District); Megan Gross, Del Norte High School (Poway Unified School District); Stuart Douglas, Granger Junior High School (Sweetwater Union High School District); and Brooke Crocker, Santana High School (Grossmont Union High School District).

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