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County Teachers of the Year to be Announced Aug. 25

County Teachers of the Year to be Announced Aug. 25

Forty-four local teachers recognized by their districts as Teachers of the Year are now nominees for San Diego County Teacher of the Year. Five will be named the 2023-24 San Diego County Teachers of the Year at a special reception on Friday, Aug. 25 as part of the 33rd annual “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers,” brought to you by San Diego County Credit Union.  

Troy Johnson, Dr. Gothold, Juanita Nunez, Melissa Reins, Stephanie Cluxton, and Aimee McCoy

In partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education, Cox Communications will produce multiple 30-minute “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers” television specials to highlight our local teachers. Starting June 3 at 1 and 9:30 p.m. and throughout June, July, and August, viewers will have the chance to visit with the reigning County Teachers of the Year and hear from their colleagues and students about their impact inside and outside the classroom. Former County Teacher of the Year Xye Sanders will host the June 3 special and will serve as co-host at the August reception. In October, a 30-minute special will spotlight the new County Teachers of the Year and share highlights from the reception. Both will air on YurView Network (Cox Channel 4). For air times and to learn more, visit

Presented by San Diego County Credit Union, the “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers” event and television specials recognize the county’s 24,000-plus public school teachers. The Aug. 25 reception will feature musical and dance performances by local students and the announcement of the five new County Teachers of the Year, who will represent the region while vying for California Teacher of the Year honors.

For 33 years, Cox Communications, in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education, has produced and televised “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers” to honor San Diego County’s public school teachers for their commitment to their students and the teaching profession. In addition to San Diego County Credit Union, sponsors include Murray Lampert, Oggi’s, Meritage Wine Market, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Mightier 1090, and KPBS.

The 44 nominees for Teacher of the Year (view the list online) were selected by their respective school districts. The five county teachers of the year will be selected based on student achievement, professional development and school community involvement, teaching philosophy, knowledge of educational issues and trends, promotion and development of the teaching profession, and ability to serve as ambassadors of education. 

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