• A Salute to Teachers - November 5, 2022

    November 5, 2022, 5:00 p.m.

    Music Academy of the West

     A Salute to Teachers is Santa Barbara County's premier teacher recognition event. Supported by committed business partners, the gala celebrates our county's finest educators, including Distinguished New Educators and Mentors, Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year, and the Teacher of the Year award winners. Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring or attending the event: SBCEO Teachers Network teachersnetwork@sbceo.org, (805) 964-4711 ext. 5277            

  • 2022 A Salute to Teachers Honorees:

    2023 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year

    Joanna Hendrix

    Joanna Hendrix

    Santa Barbara County Education Office, Special Education Regional Program (DHH) at Ralph Dunlap School, Orcutt Union School District

    Learn more about Joanna HERE.

    2023 Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year

    Jennifer Peterson

    Jennifer Peterson

    Cabrillo High School, Lompoc Unified School District

    Learn more about Jennifer HERE.

    The 2023 Distinguished Mentor and Distinguished New Educator Award winners have not yet been selected.

    Check back to see who will be celebrated on November 5, 2022.

     


    2021 A Salute to Teachers Honorees:

    2022 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year

    Alisyn Blanton

     Alisyn Said Blanton, Miguelito School, Lompoc Unified School District

    Learn more about Alisyn HERE and HERE, watch her video vignette HERE.

    2021 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year

    Frank Koroshec 

    Frank Koroshec, San Marcos High School, Santa Barbara Unified School District

    Learn more about Frank HERE, and HERE, and watch his video vignette HERE.

     

    2022 Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year

    Josie Coburn 

    Josie Coburn, Music Teacher, Orcutt Union School District

    Learn more about Josie HERE, and watch her video vignette HERE.

     

    2021 Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year

      Liz Caruso

    Elizabeth Caruso, Monroe Elementary School, Santa Barbara Unified School District

    Learn more about Liz HERE, and watch her video vignette HERE.

     

    2021-22 Distinguished Mentors

    Lorena Armstrong

    Lorena Armstrong, Mary Buren School, Guadalupe Union School District

    Learn more about Lorena HERE, and watch her video vignette HERE.

     

    Riccardo Magni

    Riccardo Magni, Pioneer Valley High School, Santa Maria Joint Union High School District

    Learn more about Riccardo HERE and HERE, and watch his video vignette HERE.

     

    Melissa Woods

    Melissa Woods, Dos Pueblos High School, Santa Barbara Unified School District

    Learn more about Melissa HERE, and watch her video vignette HERE

    2021-22 Distinguished New Educators

     

    Samantha Ayala

    Samantha Ayala, La Honda STEAM Academy, Lompoc Unified School District

    Learn more about Samanta HERE, and watch her video vignette HERE.

     

    TJ Berry

    TJ Berry, Santa Ynez Valley Union High School, Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District

    Learn more about TJ HERE, and watch his video vignette HERE.

     

    Christina Pena Eckert

    Christina Peña Eckert, Carpinteria Middle School, Carpinteria Unified School District

    Learn more about Christina HERE, and watch her video vignette HERE.

     

    To learn more contact the SBCEO Teachers Network via EMAIL or call (805) 964-4711.  

    Click HERE for photos of our 2019 event