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Moraga School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
06/06/2019
MORAGA, Calif., June 5, 2019 – Recently, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey visited the first-grade classroom of Jennifer Strohmeyer, at Donald L. Rheem Elementary School, in Moraga.
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Oakley Union Elementary School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
06/06/2019
OAKLEY, Calif., June 5, 2019 – Recently, Maria Fernandez’s classroom at Oakley Elementary School, in Oakley, received a visit from Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey.
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Walnut Creek School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
06/05/2019
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., May 30, 2019 – Recently, Jana Palmquist’s English class at Walnut Creek Intermediate School, in Walnut Creek, received a visit from Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey.
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West Contra Costa Unified School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/28/2019
PINOLE, Calif., May 24, 2019 – Recently, Dan O’Shea’s health-science classroom at Pinole Valley High School received a visit from Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey.
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Mt. Diablo Unified School District 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/24/2019
CLAYTON, Calif., May 23, 2019 – Recently, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey visited the Diablo View Middle School’s 8th grade science classroom of Shay Kornfeld.
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Martinez Unified School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/22/2019
MARTINEZ, Calif., May 21, 2019 – Recently, Pamuela Galletti’s fourth-grade classroom at John Muir Elementary School, in Martinez, received a visit from Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey.
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Knightsen Elementary School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/21/2019
KNIGHTSEN, Calif., April 24, 2019 – Recently, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey visited teacher Katy Bracelin’s classroom, at Knightsen Elementary School, in Knightsen. Bracelin has been teaching all subjects to grade during her 13 years at Knightsen. Earlier this year, the 17-year veteran teacher was honored by being named Knightsen Elementary School District’s Teacher of the Year (TOY).
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Contra Costa Community College District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/21/2019
SAN PABLO, Calif., April 24, 2019 – Recently, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey visited Dr. Cheri Etheredge’s classroom, at Contra Costa College, in San Pablo. Dr. Etheredge, a 44-year instructor, was named by the Contra Costa Community College District as their Teacher of the Year (TOY), earlier this year.
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Lafayette School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/21/2019
LAFAYETTE, Calif., May 13, 2019 – Recently, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey visited the 3rd grade classroom of Cindy Fisher, at Happy Valley Elementary School, in Lafayette. Fisher has been teaching grades 2-4 for the Lafayette School District for the past 33 years, primarily with Happy Valley, with one year at Burton Elementary School.
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Contra Costa County Office of Education 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/21/2019
MARTINEZ, Calif., May 15, 2019 – Recently, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey visited the classroom of Kevin McKibben, at Mt. McKinley High School, which is located inside Juvenile Hall Complex, in Martinez.
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Orinda Union School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/21/2019
ORINDA, Calif., May 3, 2019 – Recently, Del Rey Elementary School’s Jennifer Dodd received a visit from Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey.
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Antioch Unified School District 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/21/2019
ANTIOCH, Calif., May 9, 2019 – Recently, DarVisa Marshall’s six-grade classroom at Antioch Middle School received a visit from Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey.
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West Contra Costa Unified School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/21/2019
SAN PABLO, Calif., May 3, 2019 – Recently, Helms Middle School physical education instructor Doug Silva received a visit from Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey.
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Brentwood Union School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/21/2019
BRENTWOOD, Calif., April 30, 2019 – Recently, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey visited one of two classrooms of counselor Ezra Smith.
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Acalanes Union High School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/21/2019
MORAGA, Calif., May 14, 2019 – Recently, Paul Verbanszky’s social studies classroom at Campolindo High School, in Moraga, received a visit from Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey.
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Contra Costa County Classified School Employees Honored
05/09/2019
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., May 9, 2019–Each year, the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE), in partnership with the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), participates in the California State Classified School Employee of the Year (CSEY) program, coordinated by the California Department of Education.
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Byron Union School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Receives Special Visit
05/03/2019
BYRON, Calif., April 30, 2019 – Recently, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey visited teacher Alicia Woodson’s classroom, at Discovery Bay Elementary School, in Byron. Woodson, a 23-year instructor is currently teaching 1st grade general subjects.
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2019-2020 Contra Costa County Teachers of the Year Finalists Named
04/26/2019
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., April 24, 2019 – The following four teachers have been named as the 2019-2020 Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year (TOY) Finalists: Gina Capelli, Liberty Union High School District; Shay Kornfeld, Mt. Diablo Unified School District; Maureen Mattson, Pittsburg Unified School District; and DarVisa R. Marshall, Antioch Unified School District.
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Contra Costa County’s school districts announce their 2019-2020 Teachers of the Year
04/16/2019
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., April 15, 2019 – Recently, the school districts in Contra Costa County proudly submitted their 2019-2010 Teacher of the Year (TOY) candidates to the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE).
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CCCOE’s Strawberry Corner provides an excellent training ground for future restaurant workers
03/11/2019
CONCORD, Calif., March 8, 2019—Recently, on a chilly, rainy winter’s morning, there was no better place to warm up and fill up than the long-standing Strawberry Corner, located on the Contra Costa County Office of Education’s (CCCOE) Marchus School (special education) campus, in Concord.
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California High School’s Mock Trial Team Named Champions of County for the Second Straight Year
02/22/2019
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., February 22, 2019 — The 38th Annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trials Awards Ceremony was held last night at the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE), in Pleasant Hill.
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Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial is looking for legal professionals to volunteer a few hours of their expertise
01/14/2019
MARTINEZ, Calif., January 14, 2019—Bay Area soon-to-be, practicing, and retired law professionals are needed to provide assistance to their future brethren at the upcoming 38th Annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial Program, held on seven early weekday evenings during late January and early February, in the Martinez Court Rooms.
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Contra Costa County Office of Education hosts first-ever Safe Schools Summit
10/25/2018
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., October 25, 2018 – The first-ever Contra Costa County Safe Schools Summit, featuring the official launch of the partnership between the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) and Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) was held on Wednesday, October 24, at the Pleasant Hill Community Center.
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Contra Costa County Teacher Selected to Represent California in 2019 National Teacher of the Year Competition
10/10/2018
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., October 10, 2018—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Tuesday that Northgate High School teacher, Rosie Reid will represent California in the National Teacher of the Year competition.
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Contra Costa educators honored at the annual Teacher of the Year Dinner Gala
10/02/2018
CONCORD, Calif., September 28, 2018 ¬– Last night’s annual Contra Costa County Teachers of the Year (TOY) Dinner Gala was filled with radiant inspiration, as 22 deserving county school district teachers were honored in front of a crowd of more than 400 attendees at the Hilton Concord.
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Veteran teachers training to be mentors to their new colleagues
09/24/2018
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., September 24, 2019 – Recently, 36 veteran K-12 teachers were on hand for the first of three day-long workshops to learn how to become effective mentors to their newer fellow educators.
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Two big evenings for education and professional baseball coming up!
OAKLAND & SAN FRANCISCO – April 11, 2019 – The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) is teaming up with both of our Bay Area professional baseball teams to salute our educators at two exciting events!
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