The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) and
partners are gearing up to celebrate teachers from across the region for their
commitment to education and children at the 26th annual “Cox Presents: A
Salute to Teachers.”
The Academy Awards-style event is a live, televised show at
the historic Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. This year's show is set for
8 p.m. Sept. 10.
“Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers” recognizes the county’s
26,000 public school teachers and features notable emcees and presenters,
musical and dance performances, and the announcement of the five 2016-17 San
Diego County Teachers of the Year. Those five, who are selected from among 43
district teachers of the year, will go on to represent the region at the
California Teacher of the Year program later this year.
Tickets are on sale now for “Cox Presents: A Salute to
Teachers,” with title sponsor San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU). Tickets
are $15.50, or $14.10 for groups of 10 or more and those who mention title
sponsor SDCCU. Fees may apply. Tickets can be purchased online,
by calling the Balboa Theatre box office at 570-1100 (all San Diego area
codes), or at the Ticketing Service Advance Sales windows at 1100 Third Ave.,
at B Street and Civic Center Plaza, in downtown San Diego. The Balboa Theatre
ticket windows are open on performance days. For more information about the
show and to see a list of nominees, visit SDCOE's Teacher of the Year
The 43 nominees for Teacher of the Year were selected by
their respective school districts, including one from SDCOE. Of those, five
will be named County Teacher of the Year. The top five teachers are selected
based on student achievement, professional development and community
involvement, teaching philosophy and personal style, knowledge of educational
issues and trends, promotion and development of the teaching profession,
accountability, and their ability to serve as ambassadors of education.
The live, gala event is sponsored by San Diego County Credit
Union and produced by Cox Communications in cooperation with the SDCOE. The
show also will air live on Channel 4 San Diego. “Cox Presents: A Salute to
Teachers” has received national recognition, and has earned numerous awards,
including more than 20 Emmy Awards, and, most recently, two Beacon Awards for
Channel 4 San Diego for excellence in programming.
Additional show sponsors include Nothing Bundt Cakes, The
Super Dentists, Procopio, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Entravision,
iHeartMedia Inc., and KUSI.