• Teachers of the Year to be named during 31st annual “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers” on Sept. 10

  • 33 District Teachers of the Year are nominees for top honors

     

    (SAN DIEGO) Aug. 30, 2021 – Thirty-three local teachers recognized by their districts as teachers of the year are now nominees for San Diego County Teacher of the Year. Five will be named the 2021-22 San Diego County Teachers of the Year at a special reception on Friday, Sept. 10 as part of the 31st annual “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers.”

     

    In partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education, Cox Communications will produce a one-hour “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers” television special to recognize local teachers, spotlight the teachers of the year, and share highlights from the reception. The show will air at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17 on YurView Network (Cox Channel 4 and 1004 in high definition). Visit www.SalutetoTeachersSD.com.

      

    Presented by San Diego County Credit Union, “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers” recognizes the county’s 26,000 public school teachers and will feature musical and dance performances by local students leading up to the announcement of the five County Teachers of the Year, who will represent the region while vying for California Teacher of the Year honors.

     

    For 31 years, Cox Communications, in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education, has produced and televised “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers” to honor San Diego County’s public school teachers for their commitment to their students and the teaching profession. In addition to SDCCU, sponsors include Procopio, KPBS, iHeart Radio, The Mightier 1090, and The San Diego Union-Tribune.

     

    The 33 nominees for Teacher of the Year (nominee listing below) were selected by their respective school districts.  The five county teachers of the year will be selected based on student achievement, professional development and community involvement, teaching philosophy and personal style, knowledge of educational issues and trends, promotion and development of the teaching profession, accountability, and ability to serve as ambassadors of education. 

     

     

    2021-22 San Diego County Teacher of the Year Nominees

     

    SCHOOL DISTRICT

    TEACHER

    SCHOOL

    Bonsall Unified School District

    Debbie Hoffman           

    Bonsall Elementary

    Cajon Valley Union School District

    Lindsey Schantz            

    Chase Avenue Elementary

    Coronado Unified School District

    Kathleen Cotten 

    Coronado Middle

    Encinitas Union School District

    Arlene Oyagi     

    La Costa Heights Elementary

    Escondido Union High School District 

    Laura Reyes     

    Central Elementary

    Escondido Union School District 

    Mitchell de Neve            

    Bear Valley Middle

    Fallbrook Union Elementary School District

    Tic Srinalack     

    Potter Junior High

    Grossmont Union High School District

    Ana Nosal         

    Mount Miguel High

    Grossmont Union High School District

    Tiffany Jokerst  

    West Hills High

    La Mesa-Spring Valley School District

    Tony Sandoval  

    Parkway Middle

    Lemon Grove School District

    Jacquelyn Jourdane      

    San Altos Elementary

    Mountain Empire Unified School District

    Andrea Denlinger          

    Campo Elementary

    National School District

    Amy Wert                     

    Ira Harbison Elementary

    Oceanside Unified School District

    Alyssa Schrom  

    Del Rio Elementary

    Oceanside Unified School District

    Xye Sanders     

    César Chávez Middle

    Poway Unified School District

    Tasha Giffin      

    Del Norte High 

    Poway Unified School District

    Carlos La Grange          

    Westview High 

    Poway Unified School District

    Julie Spychalski 

    Twin Peaks Middle

    Ramona Unified School District

    Heather McClain            

    James Dukes Elementary

    San Diego County Office of Education 

    Keri Gravette    

    Davila Day School

    San Diego Unified School District

    Francia Pinillos  

    T.R.A.C.E. Alternative School

    San Diego Unified School District

    Renee Thomas 

    Marston Middle 

    San Diego Unified School District

    Sharon Apple    

    Hoover High

    San Diego Unified School District

    Thomas Courtney          

    Chollas-Mead Elementary

    San Diego Unified School District

    Lupe Celedon    

    Creative Performing Media Arts (CPMA) Middle 

    San Pasqual Union School District

    Jolene Mallory               

    San Pasqual Union Elementary

    San Ysidro School District 

    Jaime Abarca    

    Vista Del Mar Middle

    Santee School District 

    Teresa  Elliott    

    Carlton Hills School       

    Solana Beach School District

    Dawn Butler      

    Solana Ranch Elementary

    Sweetwater Union High School District

    Sarah Kesty      

    Castle Park Middle

    Sweetwater Union High School District

    Marina Dillingham          

    Bonita Vista High

    Sweetwater Union High School District

    Ivy Medrano      

    East Hills Academy

    Sweetwater Union High School District

    Gregory Simpson          

    Chula Vista High