2018-19 Teacher of the Year

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2018-2019 Contra Costa County Teachers of the Year

Kelly Perkins Photo
Kelly Perkins
Mt. Diablo Unified School District
Ygnacio Valley High School
California Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist

 Rosie Reid
Rosie Reid
Mt. Diablo Unified School District
Northgate High School
California Teacher of the Year and
National  Teacher of the Year Contender

Contra Costa County Teacher Selected to Represent California in 2019 National Teacher of the Year Competition

Read more here.


Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year Finalists

New this year! Get to know our finalists—view a short video by clicking on their names below.


Shanna Gagnon

Shanna Gagnon
San Ramon Valley Unified School District
California High School
Kelly Perkins

Kelly Perkins
Mt. Diablo Unified School District
Ygnacio Valley High School
Rosie Reid

Rosie Reid
Mt. Diablo Unified School District
Northgate High School
Andrea Salas

Andrea Salas
Martinez Unified School District
Alhambra High School

2018-2019 District Teachers of the Year

Lynn Alamillo

Lynn Alamillo
San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Bella Vista Elementary
Glen Barker

Glen Barker
Contra Costa County Office of Education
Northgate High School, CTE/ROP

Joanne Chen

Joanne Chen
West Contra Costa Unified School District
Mira Vista School

Cherie Giannotti

Cherie Giannotti
John Swett Unified
School District 
Carquinez Middle School

Elizabeth Gonzalez.

Elizabeth C. Gonzalez
Liberty Union High School District
Heritage High School

Bonnie Ha

Bonnie Ha
Walnut Creek School District
Buena Vista Elementary School

Katie Halberg

Katie Halberg
Brentwood Union School District
Mary Casey Black Elementary

Carol Levin

Carol Levin
Orinda Union School District
Glorietta Elementary
Cecil Nasworthy

Cecil Nasworthy
Contra Costa Community College District
Los Medanos College

Barry Penning

Barry Penning

Byron Union School District
Discovery Bay Elementary School

Erik Radkiewicz

Erik Radkiewicz

West Contra Costa Unified School District
Pinole Valley High School

Michael Ruibal

Michael Ruibal

Pittsburg Unified School District
Black Diamond High School

George Seymour

George Seymour

Oakley Union Elementary School District
O'Hara Park Middle School

Michelle Stark

Michelle Stark

Antioch Unified School District
Deer Valley High School

Karlene Steelman

Karlene Steelman

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate

Katherine Walton

Katherine Walton

Acalanes Union High School District
Acalanes High School

Scott Westphal

Scott Westphal
Lafayette School District
Burton Valley Elementary School

Melissa Wunschel

Melissa Anne Wunschel
Knightsen Elementary School District
Knightsen Elementary School

Note regarding eligible participants:

  • Seventeen of the eighteen Contra Costa County school districts represented (plus the CCCOE) are participating in this year's TOY program.

  • Each year, one instructor from Contra Costa Community College District is submitted to the TOY program for his/her outstanding body of work with their designated college. The colleges rotate each year between Diablo Valley, Los Medanos, and Contra Costa. This year, it is Diablo Valley College's turn. (These instructors do not compete in the State Teacher of the Year competition.)

  • Due to the larger number of students in their districts, West Contra Costa USD, Mt. Diablo USD, and San Ramon Valley USD are allowed to select two TOY candidates.

2018-19 TEACHER OF THE YEAR SELECTION COMMITTEE

Phil Arnold, Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE)

Laura DeLehunt, Contra Costa County DA's Office

Barbara Diskowski, Diablo Vista Retired Teachers Association

Hilary Dito, Contra Costa County Office of Education

Luke Ellis, G.J.E.L. Accident Attorneys

Hon. Jill Fannin, Contra Costa County Superior Court

Karl Fischer, Contra Costa Health Services

Justin Fivella, Contra Costa Water District

Pamela Hoffsass, Contra Costa County Sheriff's Crime Lab

Toby Hopstone, CCCOE Administrative Leadership Program Coach

Emily Justice, Contra Costa County Office of Education

Aimee Lohr, Phillips 66

Marilyn Lucey, 32nd PTA

Aaron McAlister, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

Ellen McDonnell, Contra Costa County Public Defenders' Office

Alison Mockoski, Contra Costa County Library

Dan Peddycord, Contra Costa Public Health

Dr. Heidimarie Rambo, St. Mary's College

Vera Rowsey, West Contra Costa Retired Teacher Association

Dan Sabalesky, Shell Martinez Refinery

Matthew Schuler, Contra Costa Sheriff's Office

Melissa Stafford Jones, Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation

Karen Ward, Contra Costa County Schools Insurance Group

Erica Williamson, Contra Costa County Schools Insurance Group

Dr. Fred Wood, Contra Costa Community College District

Susan Yamashita, Lafayette School District (ret)

Nicholas Zefeldt, CCCOE, Former SRVUSD Teacher of the Year

 

Many thanks to our generous donors who made our program a success!

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Visionaries

Contra Costa County Office of Education

Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation

Saint Mary's College of California, Kalmanovitz School of Education

Wells Fargo Bank

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Benefactors

Allegro Copy and Print

Bay Area Newspaper Group

C. Overaa and Company

Center REP/Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts

Fagen, Friedman and Fulfrost, LLP

Gillin Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen and Lucey
Accident Attorneys

John Muir Health

Kaiser Permanente

Mechanics Bank

The Oakland Athletics

Phillips 66

Shell Martinez Refinery

Sunset Development Company

Travis Credit Union

University of California, Berkeley Intercollegiate Athletics

USS POSCO Industries

 

Sponsors

ACSA Region 6

Barrett Rodda, Short Story Films

Carlos Reyes

Dannis, Woliver and Kelley Attorneys at Law

Denalect Alarm

Keenan & Associates

Mike and Shari Maxwell

Office Depot

Pleasant Hill Rotary Foundation


Contributors

1st Northern California Credit Union

Capitol Advisors

CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer

Cole Supply Company, Inc.

Contra Costa County School Insurance Group

Hilton Concord

Lakeshore Learning


Lozano Smith

O'Conner, Runckel, and O'Malley, LLP

Packaging Options USA

Peet's Coffee, Pleasant Hill

 

 

       
       
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