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 Save the Date: 'Salute to Teachers' Tickets Now on Sale

county teachers of the year with awards at 2018 showThe tradition of celebrating San Diego County’s teachers in a glamorous, awards-style show continues with the 28th annual “Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers.”

The event, sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union, will be televised live Sept. 15 from the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. “Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers” recognizes the county’s 22,000 public school teachers, and features emcees and presenters, musical and dance performances from student groups, and the announcement of the five 2018-19 San Diego County Teachers of the Year. Those five, who are selected from among 42 district teachers of the year, will 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, as many districts across the county are recognizing Teacher Appreciation Week. A 10 percent discount is available through May 19 in honor of Teacher Appreciation Month. SDCCU is the code for the discount. Mention the code on the phone or enter it online when buying. 

The show is open to to all ages, and colleagues and students are welcome to attend to show support for their district teachers of the year.

Tickets are $15.50, and can be purchased online, by phone, or in person. Additional fees may be applied to online purchases. A 10 percent discount also is 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. Showtime is 8 p.m.

For the past 27 years, Cox has presented “A Salute to Teachers” to honor San Diego County educators for their commitment to teaching, learning, and children.

This Teacher Appreciation Week, California recognizes May 9, as Day of the Teacher. Day of the Teacher is the result of legislation co-sponsored by the California Teachers Association and the Association of Mexican American Educators. Sen. Joseph Montoya wrote the bill, which was adopted in 1982. California has patterned its celebration after the traditional El Dia del Maestro festivities observed in Mexico and other Latin American countries.