The San Diego County Teacher of the Year awards will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at the annual “A Salute to Teachers” event, sponsored by Cox Communications and the San Diego County Office of Education. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. at the Balboa Theater in downtown San Diego and will also be televised live on Cox San Diego Channel 4.
year’s event will highlight several district teachers and students. San
Diego Unified students will be performing in three of the entertainment
acts, including the Mission Bay High School Preservationists, one of
the nation's premier traditional youth jazz bands; Chamber Bravura,
nationally ranked a cappella group comprised of middle school and high
school students from Scripps Ranch, under the direction of Katherine
Girvin from Marshall Middle School; and sisters and vocalists, Nicole
and Natalie de Kozan, students at Marshall Middle School and Scripps
Ranch High School respectively.
In addition to these outstanding
students, two San Diego Unified teachers will be receiving special
awards: Lara Dickens from Henry High School has been named the Sycuan
Band of the Kumeyaay Nation 2013 Environmental Educator, and Patrick
Trotter from Bethune K-8 has been named the Procopio 2013 Science and
Technology Educator. A short video about each of the teachers will be
shown at the ceremony and they will receive their award from the
corresponding sponsor on stage.
Of course the culmination of the
evening will be the announcement of the 2013-14 County Teachers of the
Year. San Diego Unified has six outstanding candidates vying for the
title of County Teacher of the Year. They include Kenneth Hughes from
Lewis Middle, Jessica Graham from Kearny High Science Connections &
Technology, Lauren Robinson-Hunt from CPMA, Amy Sanders from Nye
Elementary, David Weber from Preuss UCSD and Angela Wolde from Euclid
Elementary. Learn more about the teachers.