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SAN JOSE, CA – The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) will honor 37 teachers for excellence in the classroom, commitment to professional development, and dedication to students, school, and community during the 47th Annual Teacher Recognition Celebration.
The Santa Teresa Jazz Combo will kick off the evening's festivities with performances during the reception at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell. Their members and Director Julie Bounds hail from Santa Teresa High School in the East Side Union School District. The event will continue with entertainment from 30 students of the Milpitas High School Choir, led by Director Emily Moore.
The event's Masters of Ceremonies include Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, Deputy Superintendent of the SCCOE, and Garvin Thomas, seven-time Emmy Award winner and reporter for the NBC Bay Area News "Bay Area Proud" segment which shares positive and inspirational stories about the people, much like next week's honorees, who make the Bay Area a better place to live.
The following accomplished educators will be recognized at the event:
The 2016 STEM Teaching Award Winners, who will receive cash awards of $1,000 each:
In addition to the county Teachers of the Year, the SCCOE has provided the California Department of Education 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 include Angie Scott from Santa Clara Unified School District, Anupama Gupta from Campbell Union School District, and Jennifer Spinetti-Lightfoot from Gilroy Unified School District. These teachers must have served in the classroom for at least eight years; provide multiple recommendations from colleagues, supervisors or parents; and complete an exhaustive reflection and portfolio process to even be considered for this honor.
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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