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San Diego County Credit Union congratulates the 2017-2018 San Diego County Teachers of the Year

SDCCU is the proud presenting sponsor of A Salute to Teachers

9/29/2017 12:00 a.m.

San Diego’s finest educators were celebrated at the 27th Annual “Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers” brought to you by SDCCU. Held in collaboration with the San Diego County Office of Education and Cox® Communications, the black-tie gala was a presentation of the 44th Annual San Diego County Teacher of the Year Awards. 

The event took place on Saturday, September 16 at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego and was broadcasted live on Cox Communications’ YurView (Cox Channel 4 and 1004 in HD). The Academy Awards-style television special highlighted the work and dedication of the county’s 22,000 public school teachers, and culminated with the announcement of the following five 2017-2018 San Diego County Teachers of the Year:

  • Jaime Brown, San Diego High School of International Studies, San Diego Unified School District
  • Camden Flores, Kempton Street Literacy Academy, La Mesa-Spring Valley School District
  • Mark Lantsberger, Del Norte High School, Poway Unified School District
  • Ben Swearingen, Imperial Beach Charter School, South Bay Union School District
  • Kathy Worley, West Hills High School, Grossmont Union School District
The five winners will represent the County of San Diego in the California Teacher of the Year program. This year’s 44 nominees were selected by their respective districts 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.
“SDCCU is proud to sponsor this wonderful event and we congratulate the five winners for their excellent work and tireless devotion to enhancing the future of today’s youth. These outstanding teachers make it possible for students to acquire the knowledge, skills and opportunities they need in order to thrive,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck. “We’d like to applaud all teachers for their hard work and dedication to classrooms and communities everywhere.”
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