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A Salute to Teachers

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Celebrate San Diego County Teachers!  

The 27th annual "Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers," sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union, will be televised live Sept. 16, 2017, from the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego.

For the past 26 years, teachers from across the region have been recognized for their commitment to teaching and learning at the Academy Awards-style extravaganza. The show highlights San Diego County's 22,000 public school teachers and features celebrity emcees and presenters, and musical and dance performances. The show is open to all ages. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m.

The San Diego County Teachers of the Year announced at the event go on to represent the region at the California Teacher of the Year program. 

Tickets for "Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers" are now on sale on the Balboa Theatre website. Tickets are $15.50. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more and for those who mention title sponsor San Diego County Credit Union. Enter SDCCU in the offer code box for online orders. Tickets can be purchased online; by calling the Balboa Theatre at 570-1100 (all San Diego area codes); at the Advance Sales Windows at Third Avenue and B Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and at the theater box office, 868 Fourth Ave., which is open only on performance days. 




2018 County Teacher of the Year Nominees​​​ (PDF list)​

​​Danielle Adams profile

Danielle Adams
San Miguel Elementary School
Lemon Grove School District

Lana Albertson profile

Lana Albertson
Bear Valley Middle School
Escondido Union School District

Evy Baca profile

Evy Baca
Rancho de la Nación School 
National School District

Suzy Bass profile

Suzy Bass
Lindo Park Elementary School
Lakeside Union School District



Maysa Bitar
Valley Center Primary School
Valley Center-Pauma Unified
School District


Brian Blue
San Ysidro Middle School
San Ysidro School District


Susie Bouchard
Torrey Pines High School
San Dieguito Union High School District

 

Jaime Brown
San Diego High
 School of International Studies
San Diego Unified School District


Christopher Burrows
Potter Junior High School
Fallbrook Union Elementary
School District


Lisa Campbell
Skyline School
Solana Beach School District


Shannon Chamberlin
Castle Park Middle School 
Sweetwater Union High School District



Rebecca Chui-Valle
Lexington Elementary School
Cajon Valley Union School District


Jessie Conn
Ocean Knoll Elementary School
Encinitas Union School District


Stephanie Cruz
37ECB
San Diego County Office of Education


Melissa Cuevas
Knob Hill Elementary School
San Marcos Unified School District


Debbie Dahlquist
Ivey Ranch Elementary School
Oceanside Unified School District

Kathryn Ducharme
Carlton Hills School
Santee School District


Lynette Ellis
Alpine Elementary School
Alpine Union School District


James Fieberg
Sage Creek High School
Carlsbad Unified School District


Camden Flores
Bancroft Community School
La Mesa-Spring Valley School District


Vanessa Hart
De Portola Middle School
San Diego Unified School District


Blanca Hernandez-Stingl
Liberty Elementary School
Chula Vista Elementary School District


Ashli Krainock
Mt. Woodson Elementary School
Ramona Unified School District


Mark Lantsberger
Del Norte High School
Poway Unified School District


Missy Lawler
Sweetwater High School
Sweetwater Union High School District


Miguel Marin
Granger Junior High School
Sweetwater Union High School District


Ron Martino
Jefferson Middle School
Oceanside Unified School District


Michelle McGill
San Pasqual Union School
San Pasqual Union School District


Rachel Mednick
Rosebank Elementary School
Chula Vista Elementary School District


Susan Michelena
Rancho Bernardo High School
Poway Unified School District


Melody Morris
Olympian High School
Sweetwater Union High School District


Susan Moynihan
Madison Middle School
Vista Unified School District


Keith Opstad
Westview High School
Poway Unified School District


Daemein Patterson
Grossmont High School
Grossmont Union High School District


Ron Peet
San Pasqual High School
Escondido Union High School District


David Peterson
Juniper Elementary School
Escondido Union School District


Cynthia Roncoroni
Southwest High School
Sweetwater Union High School District 


Claudia Sanchez-Guevara
Bethune K-8 School
San Diego Unified School District


Kerry Siglin
Montgomery Middle School
Sweetwater Union High School District


Joey Stark
Bonsall West Elementary School
Bonsall Unified School District


Ben Swearingen
Imperial Beach Charter School
South Bay Union School District


Michelle Turnbull
Sage Canyon Elementary School
Del Mar Union School District

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Cheryl Uribe
Potrero Elementary School
Mountain Empire Unified School District

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Kathy Worley
West Hills High School
Grossmont Union High School District


 

Resources and Information

Present and Past San Diego County Teachers of the Year

2018 San Diego County District Teachers ​​of the Year Timeline