Honoring Our Own Celebrates Those Who Make a Difference
San Diego County will honor the educators, parents, community members, board members and support staff who make a difference in the lives of students at the annual Honoring Our Own Awards.
The awards will recognize the 2023 San Diego County School Boards Association award recipients and the Association of California School Administrators Region 18 administrators of the year. Honoring Our Own is a collaboration between the two organizations.
The in-person event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. May 27 at the San Diego Sheraton Resort and Marina. Visit the Honoring Our Own webpage to register or learn about donating.
Congratulations to this year’s honorees!
San Diego County School Boards Association
School Board Member of the Year
Cipriano Vargas, Vista Unified School District
First Term School Board Member
Jenifer Eggert, Julian Union School District
Staff Member of the Year
Chris Toomey, San Diego County Office of Education
Administrative Staff Member of the Year
Dr. Kyle Ruggles, Vista Unified School District
Parent Volunteer of the Year
Guadalupe Estrada, Sweetwater Union High School District
Community Partner of the Year
La Colonia Community Foundation
Association of California School Administrators Region 18
Stacey Adame, Escondido Union High School District
Marilyn Adrianzen, San Ysidro School District
Ami Shackelford, Vista Unified School District
Career Technical Education
Mia Funk, Escondido Union High School District
Joy Ceasar, El Centro Elementary School District
Jenna Sather, Sweetwater Union High School District
Stefanie Siqueiros Cruz, Heber Elementary School District
Antonio Munguia, Brawley Union High School District
Curriculum and Instruction
Jennifer Goldston, Solana Beach School District
Robert Flaherty, Oceanside Unified School District
Derek Murchison, San Diego Unified School District
Laura Crow, Poway Unified School District
Middle Grades Principal
Colin Young, Poway Unified School District
Rick Grove, Carlsbad Unified School District
James Jimenez, Poway Unified School District
Barbara Rohrer, Dehesa School District
Nina Hermosillo, Sweetwater Union High School District
Richard Nash, Poway Unified School District
Meghan Voeltner, San Diego Unified School District
Jena McWaters, San Diego Unified School District
Vernon Moore, Sweetwater Union High School District
Luis Ibarra, Escondido Union School District
Eduardo Perez, Calexico Unified School District
Valuing Diversity Nominee
Kimberly Moore, San Diego Unified School District
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