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2011 – 2012 Teacher of the Year

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2011-2012 Contra Costa County
District Teacher of the Year Representatives

2011-2012 County
Teacher of the Year

Deborah Bordeau

Deborah Bordeau
Oakley Union Elementary SD
Laurel Elementary
Contra Costa Times Teacher of the Year Recognition

 

2011-2012 County Teacher of the Year Finalists

Deborah Bordeau

Deborah Bordeau
Oakley Union Elementary SD
Laurel Elementary

Donna Kenyon

Donna Kenyon
San Ramon Valley USD
John Baldwin Elementary

Sue Noce

Sue Noce
Mt. Diablo USD
Foothill Middle


Donna Aspell

Donna Aspell
Knightsen ESD
Knightsen Elementary

Deborah Bordeau

Deborah Bordeau
Oakley Union Elementary SD
Laurel Elementary

Nanci Buckingham

Nanci Buckingham
West Contra Costa USD
Fairmont Elementary

Steve Coccimigilio

Steve Coccimiglio
CCCCD
Diablo Valley College

Diane Dias

Diane Dias
Walnut Creek SD
Walnut Creek Intermediate

Emma Flores

Emma Arellano Flores
Pittsburg USD
Los Medanos Elementary

Marie Graham-Tyler

Marie Graham-Tyler
CCCOE
Mauzy School

Thomas Gravert

Thomas Gravert
Antioch USD
Dozier-Libbey Medical High

Nicole Hackett

Nichole Hackett
Mt. Diablo USD
College Park High

Donna Kenyon

Donna Kenyon
San Ramon Valley USD
John Baldwin Elementary

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Morgan LaRue
West Contra Costa USD
Lovonya DeJean Middle

Carroll Martin

Carroll Martin
Lafayette SD
Burton Valley Elementary

2011-2012 District Teachers of the Year

Sue Noce

Sue Noce
Mt. Diablo USD
Foothill Middle

Kristin Ortega

Kristin Ortega
Byron USD
Discovery Bay Elementary

Carol Scott

Carol Scott
Moraga SD
Camino Pablo Elementary

Patsy Templeton

Patsy Templeton
Orinda USD
Four District Elementary Schools

Gina Terry

Gina Terry
Brentwood USD
Bristow Middle

Renee Travis

Renee Travis
Martinez USD
Morello Park Elementary

Jeremy Umland, Rodeo Hills Elementary

Jeremy Umland
John Swett USD
Rodeo Hills Elementary

Michael Wood

Michael Wood
Liberty UHSD
Heritage High

 

Note regarding eligible participants:

  • 17 of the 19 Contra Costa County school districts represented
  • Due to the large student and teacher population, the West Contra Costa Unified School District and the Mt. Diablo Unified School District each present two TOY candidates
  • 1 community college (which does not compete in the State Teacher of the Year competition)

CCTV will broadcast the Awards Dinner.. More broadcast information can be found at www.contracostatv.org.

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About the Teachers of the Year Program

In 1972, California began recognizing outstanding teachers, establishing the Teachers of the Year Program. This program is open to all teachers in public & private schools who teacher pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Contra Costa County has participated in the program since its beginning, when Joseph E. Davis, Jr., of the Acalanes Union High School District, was named the county's first representative.

Since that time, four teachers from this county have been State finalists: Janet Neill, San Ramon Valley Unified (1975); David Eakin, John Swett Unified (1981); William Thomas, Mt. Diablo Unified (1982); and Janice Bergamini, Mt. Diablo Unified (1991). In addition, William Pence, San Ramon Valley Unified (1999), was selected to represent California at the National Teacher of the Year level. And, in the last two years, the County has had two other state representatives – Mary Allan, Antioch Unified (2001) and Janet Gower, Mt. Diablo Unified (2002). For a list of all of the Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year Representatives please click here.

With such a high caliber of teaching professionals to draw from, the county uses a three-stage selection process:

  1. Application Screening: In late April, a committee of educators and business partners carefully reviews the applicants that are submitted from the school districts. Members rate each application separately. The top five to six teachers selected then advance to the next phase.
  2. Classroom Observation: A committee observes the selected teachers interacting with students in the classroom & spends time interviewing them on their teaching philosophy and technique. The results of the two screening processes are then combined to determine the three finalists.
  3. In mid August, the three finalists each give a three-minute speech at a district new-teacher orientation, which is judged by a panel of educators and business representatives. All scores are then combined to determine the County Teacher of the Year.

The County representative is announced at the Awards Dinner in September at a gala affair that honors each district's Teacher of the Year. Local business and community organizations generously donate classroom grants, services and other items to each of the district winners.

Learn more about donating to the Teacher of the Year program.

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Honor Our Teachers: Donate to the Teachers of the Year Program

There are four major categories or levels for donating to the TOY Program:

  1. Visionaries: $5,000 to $10,000 range
  2. Benefactors: $1,000 to $4,999 range
  3. Sponsors: $500 to $999 range
  4. Contributors: $499 or below in amount or services

Most sponsors earmark their grants for the teachers' classrooms or schools; Contra Costa Newspapers, Inc. sponsors the dinner itself, and the cost of dinner for each of the Teachers of the Year and three of their guests.

For more information, or to donate to the Program, please e-mail Jonathan Lance at jlance@cccoe.k12.ca.us

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Many thanks to our generous donors who make this program a success!

Visionaries

Contra Costa County Office of Education

Contra Costa Newspapers, Inc.

Chevron

Comcast

Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation

Wells Fargo Foundation

 

Benefactors

Allegro Copy and Print

AT&T

Brandman University

C. Overaa and Company

Center REP/Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts

ConocoPhillips

Festival Opera

George Miller Youth Foundation

Kaiser Permanente

KNN Public Finance

METRO 1 Credit Union

Shell Oil Products U.S./Martinez Refinery

USS POSCO Industries

Sponsors

ACSA Region 6

Broadway Plaza Shopping Center

CD Federal Credit Union

Dow Chemical Company

Keenan & Associates

Mechanics Bank

Mt. Diablo Recyclying

Susan Stuart & Associates

Contributors

Val and Patty Castro

Diablo Vista Retired Teachers’ Association

Hilton Concord

Office Depot

Pleasant Hill Florist

Trinity Media, Inc.

 

Teacher of the Year Contact
Communications Specialist/Teacher of the Year/Media Relations 925.942.3429
FAX, Communications   925.942.3454

Page updated on: September 08, 2017

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