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Monterey County Office of Education Recognizes Teacher of the Year and Classified School Employees of the Year

Monterey County Office of Education Recognizes Teacher of the Year and Classified School Employees of the Year
MCOE Communications

Tuesday May 3, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Embassy Suites, Seaside, CA
News Media Invited to Attend Awards Ceremony

SALINAS, Calif. – The Monterey County Office of Education is honoring Teacher of the Year and Classified School Employees of the Year award recipients at an event being held tonight at the Embassy Suites. The Teacher of the Year and Classified School Employee of the Year Program is an opportunity to recognize school staff members who go above and beyond to support the education of public school students from preschool through twelfth grade.

Teachers in four categories (Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and Special Education) have been chosen as Monterey County Teachers of the Year.  One overall winner was selected to represent Monterey County as the nominee for consideration in the California Department of Education’s (CDE) 2023 Teacher of the Year Program. The winners are:

●               Ms. Annette Tognazzini Zambrano, Elementary School Teacher, King City Union School District

●               Mr. Pat Stadille, Middle School Teacher, Carmel Unified School District

●               Mr. Kai Esaki, High School Teacher, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District

●               Ms. Jennifer Villa, Special Education Teacher, Salinas Union High School District – Overall Winner

Classified School Employees representing nine classified categories (Clerical and Administrative Services, Custodial and Maintenance Services, Food and Nutrition Services, Health and Student Services, Paraprofessional Services, Security Services, Skilled Trade Services, Technical Services, and Transportation Services) have been chosen as Monterey County Classified School Employees of the Year.   Award winners were nominated for consideration in the California Department of Education’s 2022 Classified Employee of the Year Program.  The winners are:

●               Ms. Elaine Eldridge, Clerical and Administrative Services, Carmel Unified School District

●               Mr. Octaviano Vargas, Custodial and Maintenance Services, Salinas Union High School District

●               Ms. Pam Aliotti, Food and Nutrition Services, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District

●               Ms. Carolyn Sinclair, Health and Student Services, Carmel Unified School District

●               Ms. Alicia Felix, Paraprofessional Services, South Monterey County Joint Union School District

●               Mr. David Correia Jr., Security Services, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District

●               Mr. Simon Valdez, Skilled Trade Services, Greenfield Union School District

●               Mr. Lloyd Tanseco, Technical Services, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District

●               Mr. Dave Cline, Transportation Services, Carmel Unified School District

 

Each of the winners and district nominees will be recognized at an awards ceremony tonight, Tuesday, May 3, 2022 starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Seaside, California.

 

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