• A Salute to Teachers 

    Presented by:  Cox Communications   &  SBCEO Logo

    A Salute to Teachers is Santa Barbara County's premier teacher recognition event. Supported by committed business partners, the November 5, 2022, ninth annual gala celebrated three Distinguished New Educators and three Mentors, Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year, and the Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year award winners. Contact us for more information: SBCEO Teachers Network, (805) 964-4711 ext. 5277.

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    The livestream of this special event may be viewed HERE

    To view the photos from 2022 A Salute to Teachers, click HERE

  • Special Thanks to Our Founding Sponsor:

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  • 2023 Distinguished New Educator Award Winners
    Click HERE to learn more 

    Crystal Guzman 
    El Camino Junior High School, Santa Maria-Bonita School District
    Presented by: Eric Melsheimer, President, Melfred Borzall
    Read Crystal's Q&A with Noozhawk HERE and her vignette HERE.

    Kendall Stevens
    La Cumbre Junior High School, Santa Barbara Unified School District
    Presented by: Sheridan Taphorn, Sales Manager, Noozhawk
    Read Kendall's Q&A with Noozhawk HERE and her vignette HERE.

    Elsy Mora Zambrano
    La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara Unified School District
    Presented by: Ellen Barger, Associate Superintendent,
    Santa Barbara County Education Office
    Read Elsy's Q&A with Noozhawk HERE  and her vignette HERE.

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    2023 Santa Barbara Bowl
    Performing Arts Teacher of the Year

    Jennifer Peterson
    Cabrillo High School, Lompoc Unified School District
    Presented by: Lyndsay Cooke, Outreach Program Manager, Santa Barbara Bowl
    Learn more about Jennifer HERE.
    Read Jennifer's Q&A with Noozhawk HERE  and her vignette HERE.

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    2023 Distinguished Mentor Award Winners
    Click HERE to learn more

    Cara Leach
    Foothill School, Goleta Union School District
    Presented by: Brianna Aguilar, Events & Community Programs Officer,
    Montecito Bank & Trust
    Read Cara's Q&A with Noozhawk HERE  and her vignette HERE.

    Christina Roessler
    Peabody Charter School
    Presented by: Geoff Green, CEO, Santa Barbara City College Foundation
    Read Tina's Q&A with Noozhawk HERE  and her vignette HERE.

    Alyssa Spanier
    Solvang School, Solvang School District
    Presented by: Dr. Maria V. Sanchez, Trustee, Fielding Graduate University
    Read Alyssa's Q&A with Noozhawk HERE and her vignette HERE.

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    Alisyn Blanton
    A reflection on being 2022 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year
    Presented by: Ingo Hentschel, Senior Vice President and Region Manager, Cox Communications
    Learn more about Alisyn HERE.

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    2023 Santa Barbara County
    Teacher of the Year
    AND
    2023 California 
    Teacher of the Year Finalist
    :

    Joanna Hendrix
    Santa Barbara County Education Office, Special Education Regional Program at Ralph Dunlap School, Orcutt USD
    Presented by Kirsten McLaughlin, Cox Communications & Dr. Susan Salcido, Santa Barbara County Education Office
    Learn more about Joanna HERE.
    Read Joanna's Q&A with Noozhawk HERE  and her vignette HERE.

    Presented by:
    Kirsten McLaughlin, Market Leader, Cox Communications
    &
    Dr. Susan Salcido, County Superintendent of Schools

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  • Click  HERE to learn about our 2021 A Salute to Teachers event

    Click HERE for photos of our 2019 event