SAN JOSE, CA – Every year, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) recognizes the top Santa Clara County teachers for their dedication to students, skill in the classroom, and commitment to lifelong learning. This year, 37 teachers were honored at the 47th Annual Teacher Recognition Celebration held on September 29 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell.
Both the event video and photographs are now available for viewing.
The following accomplished educators were recognized at the event:
The 2016 STEM Teaching Award Winners:
In addition to the county Teachers of the Year, the SCCOE has provided the California Department of Education (CDE) with three State Teacher of the Year nominees, one for every 5,000 teachers working in our region, to represent Santa Clara County at the state-level competition. They included Angie Scott from Santa Clara Unified School District, Anupama Gupta from Campbell Union School District, and Jennifer Spinetti-Lightfoot from Gilroy Unified School District. Finalists will be selected by the CDE in late October.
The annual Teacher Recognition Celebration is co-sponsored by Texas Instruments and the Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union, with support from the San Jose Mercury News, Santa Clara County School Boards Association, Sixth District PTA, and other local businesses. For more information, visit the website.
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