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A Santa Clara County tradition enduring more than 40 years, the Teacher Recognition Celebration is the oldest and largest celebration of teachers in California and the most prestigious local award given to classroom teachers.
The Teacher Recognition Celebration every fall honors the county's finest teachers, each selected by their respective school districts.
The SCCOE produces the annual gala with the generous support of community partners Texas Instruments, Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union, and the San Jose Mercury News.
Teacher Recognition is celebrated with these objectives in mind:
The SCCOE is proud to reveal Santa Clara County's 2017 Teachers of the Year.
The following accomplished educators will be recognized at the 48th annual Teacher Recognition Celebration presented by the SCCOE on Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell:
Each year the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is responsible for selecting up to five winners for the Texas Instruments Innovations in STEM Teaching Awards. The Innovations in STEM Teaching Award honors Santa Clara County public school teachers who are sparking their middle- and high-school students to enjoy and excel in science, technology, engineering, and math. This year, three excellent teachers were selected for this honor.
Each teacher will receive a cash award of $1000, the opportunity to attend a professional development event at the SCCOE, and be honored at the 48th Annual Teacher Recognition Celebration on September 14. The SCCOE produces the annual gala with the generous support of community partners Texas Instruments, Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union, and the San Jose Mercury News.