2018 Finalists and Honorees Announced!

The San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) is pleased to announce this year’s San Joaquin County Classified Employees of the Year winners and the San Joaquin County Teacher of the Year finalists. 

All finalists and winners will be honored on June 7 at the Eighth Annual San Joaquin County Classified Employees and Teacher of the Year Awards Celebration Dinner. Honorees will be recognized for their outstanding commitment and dedication to education and to San Joaquin County students. The 2018-19 Teacher of the Year will be announced at the dinner, sponsored by Premier Community Credit Union.  Proceeds from the event will go toward student events such as the Academic Decathlon, Spelling Bee, Science Olympiad, Mock Trial, and more.

Each Classified Employee of the Year and Teacher of the Year finalist will receive $400. The 2018-19 Teacher of the Year will receive $1,000. Award money is courtesy of Premier Community Credit Union.  Winners of San Joaquin County Teacher of the Year and Classified Employees of the Year are county nominees for California Department of Education recognition programs. For more information about California Teacher of the Year, go to www.cde.ca.gov/ta/sr/ct/. For more information about California Classified School Employee of the Year, go to www.cde.ca.gov/ta/sr/cl/.

 

San Joaquin County Teacher of the Year Finalists:

Catherine Ettle, Lincoln High School, Lincoln Unified School District 

Kristin Olson, Mountain House High School, Lammersville Unified School District

Charles Spikes, Jefferson School, Jefferson Elementary School District

Shirley Steigenga, Park View Elementary School, Ripon Unified School District

Melissa Turner, Lodi High School, Lodi Unified School District                            

 

San Joaquin County Classified Employees of the Year:

CHILD NUTRITION
Carrie Jones, Tracy High School, Tracy Unified School District

MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONS, AND FACILITIES
Lisa Eisenga, Monticello Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School District

OFFICE AND TECHNICAL
Heather Kooreman, Sebastian Questa Elementary School, Lammersville Unified School District 

PARA-EDUCATOR AND INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANCE
Opal Burt, New Jerusalem Elementary School, New Jerusalem Elementary School District

SUPPORT SERVICES AND SECURITY
Craig Schwarz, School for Adults, Stockton Unified School District

TRANSPORTATION
Becky Duncan, Transportation Department, Jefferson Elementary School District

 

Tickets to this event are limited. Districts and those wishing to attend in support of the honorees and finalists can purchase tickets by contacting Amy Kennedy at akennedy@sjcoe.net.

Posted: 5/18/2018