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SAN JOSE, CA – On Thursday, October 28, 2021, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) hosted the 51st Teacher Recognition Celebration at the Grand Corinthian Theatre in Downtown San Jose. This year 24 teachers from across Santa Clara County were honored during the annual event.
“Teachers have gone above and beyond to create and innovate in order to engage students through remote, hybrid, and in-school transitions over the course of the last 18 months,” said Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, County Superintendent of Schools, “That’s why, this year, it’s more important than ever to reflect on the amazing education professionals we have across our county.”
The following exemplary educators were recognized during the Teacher Recognition Celebration:
Civic and STEM Leadership. The 2021 Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union Civics Leadership Award was presented to Gilroy Unified School District’s Amber Jane Bruce, Eric Davis, and Yesenia Campuzano. The 2021 Texas Instruments Innovations in STEM Teaching Award was presented to David Salles (Gilroy Unified School District), Candace Love (Mt. Pleasant School District), Scott Hoffman (Oak Grove School District), Satomi Fujikawa and Joseph Sinn (Moreland School District). Each Leadership award winner will receive a cash award of $500 and have an opportunity to attend a free professional development course offered by the Santa Clara County Office of Education.
The annual event adhered to state and local health guidelines and required proof of vaccination for all attendees, including chaperones of the student performers. Student performers who were not eligible for the vaccine were required to provide proof of a negative COVID test. In addition, masks were required inside the event space, except when activity eating or drinking.
The Santa Clara County Teacher Recognition Celebration hosted annually by the SCCOE is one of the oldest and largest events of its kind in California. Video from the 51st Annual Teacher Recognition Celebration can be found on the SCCOE YouTube Channel: https://sccoe.to/2021TRCEvent
About the Santa Clara County Office of Education
Working collaboratively with school and community partners, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is a regional service agency that provides instructional, business, and technology services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County. The County Office of Education directly serves students through special education programs, alternative schools, Head Start and State Preschool programs, migrant education, and Opportunity Youth Academy. The SCCOE also provides academic and fiscal oversight and monitoring to districts in addition to the 22 Santa Clara County Board of Education authorized charter schools.
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