SAN JOSE, CA – October 5 is World Teachers' Day and the Santa Clara County Office of Education is celebrating by releasing the 48th annual Teacher Recognition Celebration video.
"World Teachers' Day is a day set aside to mark the achievements and reflect on the challenges for the teaching profession," said County Superintendent of Schools, Jon R. Gundry. "We have selected this day to release our video, to honor the contributions our 35 teacher-honorees make to the profession in our community every single day."
This year's event features masters of ceremonies Jon R. Gundry and Manny Barbara, the Vice President of Advocacy and Thought Leadership for the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. The video also includes musical performances by the Lincoln High School Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Amie Jan.
Both the event video and photographs are now available for viewing.
The Teacher Recognition Celebration was held on September 14 to recognize outstanding educators across Santa Clara County for their skill in the classroom, and commitment to lifelong learning. The following teachers were recognized at the event:
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The Department of Media & Communications produces this annual gala with the generous support of community partners Texas Instruments, Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union, The Santa Clara County School Boards Association, The Sixth District PTA, and many others.
The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is a regional service agency that provides instructional and business services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County. The SCCOE serves students through special education programs, alternative schools, Head Start and State Preschool programs, migrant education, and Opportunity Youth Academy. The Office also provides curriculum support, staff development, and technology support and training directly to teachers and staff in schools countywide.