posted on September 18, 2012 14:02
The Los Angeles County Office of Education will announce the 16 County Teachers of the Year, who represent the profession's "best of the best," in the largest honors competition for K-12 educators in the state on Friday, Sept. 21 at Universal City Hilton in Los Angeles.
The "Sweet 16" -- from a variety of school districts throughout L.A. County, including LAUSD -- will be presented by County Supt. of Schools Arturo Delgado at the annual event that aims to spotlight excellence in teaching and recognize highly effective and dedicated K-12 public school teachers.
The winners will serve as the standard-bearers for the county's 76,000-member public teaching corps for this academic year. Each honoree has recently won the Teacher of the Year title for his or her respective district.
Current National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki of Burbank, California -- described by President Obama as a "national teaching treasure" -- will be the keynote speaker.
Candidates were required to do interviews and submit essays, lesson plans and other materials to judging panels comprised of educator peers.
The 16 L.A. County winners will automatically advance with other county titlists from around the state to the California Teachers of the Year competition this fall, with a chance to compete in the National Teacher of the Year contest next spring.
For more information, contact Vicky Martinez at 562-401-5577.