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Our Distinguished Teachers

TEACH California would like to recognize the following teachers. Many hard working professionals go about every day with a keen sense of purpose to promote student learning. Browse through these stories and you will see what we see, teachers with a purpose and positive spirit. You may want to be like them. Come and teach in California!

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photo of Kim Adams Kim Adams
El Morro Elementary School
Laguna Beach Unified School District
photo of Ann Akey Ann Akey
Woodside High School
Sequoia Union High School District
photo of Carleen Aldrich Carleen Aldrich
Park View Middle School
Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District
photo of Tamara Allen Tamara Allen
SCOE-Hillsdale site
Sacramento County Office of Education
photo of Jeanette  Amezcua Jeanette Amezcua
Rancho Pico Junior High School
William S. Hart School District
photo of Colleen Arnold Colleen Arnold
Dixie Elementary School
Dixie School District
photo of Becky Arnott Becky Arnott
Marchus School
Contra Costa County Office of Education
photo of Helen Barney Helen Barney
Yorba Middle School
Orange Unified School District
photo of Neeta Basu Neeta Basu
Segerstrom High School
Santa Ana
photo of Joanne Beeson Joanne Beeson
Alturas Elementary School
Modoc Joint Unified School District
photo of Mona Beller Mona Beller
Hillside Middle School
Simi Valley Unified
photo of Beverly Berekian Beverly Berekian
Magnolia High School
Anaheim Union School District
photo of Kate Boelhauf Kate Boelhauf
Berylwood Elementary
Simi Valley Unified School District
photo of Jaime Bonato Jaime Bonato
Rio Americano High School
San Juan Unified School District
photo of Diane Bonjour Diane Bonjour
Arrowview Middle School
San Bernardino City Unified School District
photo of Sharon Botkin Sharon Botkin
Sacramento County Office of Education-Infant Development Program
SCOE Infant Development Program
photo of Brian Brady Brian Brady
O'Hara Park Middle School
Contra Costa County Office of Education
photo of Helen Brand Helen Brand
SELACO High School for the Deaf
Los Angeles County Office of Education
photo of Robert Brewer Robert Brewer
Florin High School
Elk Grove Unified School District
photo of Tsoguik Broutian Tsoguik Broutian
North High
Kern High School District
photo of Jennifer Brown Jennifer Brown
James Dukes Elementary
Ramona Unified School District
photo of Sarah Buhre Sarah Buhre
Early Start Deaf and Hard of Hearing Progam
Contra Costa County Office of Education
photo of Shaun Bunn Shaun Bunn
Ethan A. Chase Middle School
Romoland School District
photo of Alyson Burris Alyson Burris
Arrowview Middle School
San Bernardino City Unified School District
photo of Patricia Byrne Patricia Byrne
John Golden Elementary School
Etiwanda School District
photo of Nancy Campa Nancy Campa
Cortez PAU/Sandburg Middle School
Los Angeles County Office of Education
photo of Jacqueline Campos Jacqueline Campos
Glenn County Office of Education
GCOE
photo of Julie Chapman Julie Chapman
Orange Pre-K/K program
Orange Unified School District
photo of Talia Chapman-Martin Talia Chapman-Martin
Monterey Trail High School/Edward Harris Jr. Middle School
Elk Grove Unified SD
photo of Jenny Chien Jenny Chien
Casita Center for Technology, Science and Math
Vista Unified School District
photo of Marianne Chowning-Fray Marianne Chowning-Fray
Eastside College Preparatory School
Independent School
photo of Keith Christian Keith Christian
Clara Barton School
Anaheim City School District
photo of Katharine Clemmer Katharine Clemmer
El Segundo High School
El Segundo Unified School District
photo of Megan Cook Megan Cook
Cordova High School
Folsom Cordova Unified School District
photo of Marsha Cornwell Marsha Cornwell
WC Riles Middle School
Sacramento County Office of Education
photo of Corinne Crawford Corinne Crawford
Gates Elementary School
Roseville City School District
photo of Clay Dagler Clay Dagler
Luther Burbank High School
Sacramento City Unified School District
photo of Carmela Della Pia Carmela Della Pia
Liberty High School
Benicia
photo of Jeff Doherty Jeff Doherty
Yucca Mesa Elementary School
Morongo Unified School District
photo of Sean Duncan Sean Duncan
Liberty Ranch High School
Galt Joint Union High School District
photo of Julie DuPriest Julie DuPriest
Las Palmas Elementary
Patterson Joint Unified School District
photo of Terri Edinburgh Terri Edinburgh
Prairie West Elementary School
EGUSD, SCOE
photo of Jack Ellis Jack Ellis
Richardson PREP HI
San Bernardino City Unified School District
photo of Nicole Ellwood Nicole Ellwood
Twin Hills Charter Middle School
Twin Hills Union Elementary School District
photo of Brian Engstrom Brian Engstrom
Don Antonio Lugo High School
Chino Valley Unified School District
photo of Genevieve Esmende Genevieve Esmende
Wangenheim Middle School
San Diego Unified School District
photo of Jon-Paul Ewing Jon-Paul Ewing
Paso Robles High School
Paso Robles Joint Unified School District
photo of Nathan Richard Fairchild Nathan Richard Fairchild
North Woods Discovery Charter School
Gateway USD, Shasta County
photo of Abbie Flanagan Abbie Flanagan
Parkside Elementary School
San Bernardino City Unified School District
photo of Nolan Fossum Nolan Fossum
San Juan Hills High School
Capistrano Unified School District
photo of Andrea  Garcia-Enfield Andrea Garcia-Enfield
Moffitt Elementary
Norwalk La Mirada Unified
photo of Martha Garibay Martha Garibay
Fifty-Second Street Elementary School
Los Angeles Unified School District
photo of Sean Gillette Sean Gillette
Vanguard Preparatory School
Apple Valley Unified School District
photo of Brian Grigsby Brian Grigsby
Shasta High School
Shasta Union High School District
photo of Megan Gross Megan Gross
Del Norte High School
Poway Unified School District
photo of Susan Gruber Susan Gruber
Sierra Gardens Elementary School
Roseville City School District
photo of Lindamae Gutierrez Lindamae Gutierrez
Mesa View Middle School
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
photo of Randy Guzik Randy Guzik
Pacifica High School
Oxnard Union High School District
photo of Anthony Ha Anthony Ha
Temple Intermediate
Garvey School District
photo of Courtney Hall Courtney Hall
Mesa View Middle School
Yucaipa- Calimesa School District
photo of Carla Hernandez Carla Hernandez
Arrowview Middle School
San Bernardino City Unified School District
photo of Melissa Hero Melissa Hero
Carlmont High School
Sequoia Union High School District
photo of Scott Holloway Scott Holloway
Westlake High School
Conejo Valley Unified School District CVUSD
photo of Nathan Inouye Nathan Inouye
Adolfo Camarillo High School
Oxnard Union High School District
photo of Kentaro Iwasaki Kentaro Iwasaki
Mission High School
San Francisco Unified School District
photo of Bonnie James Bonnie James
Nuffer Elementary
Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District
photo of Erin Jarman Erin Jarman
W.T. Eich Intermediate School
Roseville City School District
photo of Tiffany Jeffers Tiffany Jeffers
San Pasqual Union
San Pasqual Union School District
photo of Kerri Jenkins Kerri Jenkins
Arrowview Middle School
San Bernardino City Unified School District
photo of Christine Johnson Christine Johnson
Soquel High School
Santa Cruz County Office of Education
photo of Eric Johnson Eric Johnson
Laguna Creek High School
Elk Grove Unified School District
photo of Jody Johnson Jody Johnson
Tehama County Department of Education
TCDE
photo of Kirsten Johnson Kirsten Johnson
93rd Street Elementary School
LAUSD - ESC South
photo of Kirsten Johnson Kirsten Johnson
Ninety-third Street Elementary School
Los Angeles Unified School District
photo of Lynn Johnson Lynn Johnson
Meadows Elementary School
Manhattan Beach Unified School District
photo of Allen Jolliff Allen Jolliff
Richardson PREP HI
San Bernardino City Unified School District
photo of April Joslen April Joslen
North High School
Kern High School District
photo of Michelle Katz Michelle Katz
Northridge Academy High School
Los Angeles Unified School District
photo of Bonita Keisler Bonita Keisler
McCaffrey Middle School
Sacramento County Office of Education
photo of Jeri Kerney Jeri Kerney
Simi Valley Unified School District
SVUSD
photo of Esther Kim Esther Kim
Corvallis Middle School
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
photo of Tayna King Tayna King
Vista Middle School
Red Bluff Elementary Union School District
photo of Arlene Kolber Arlene Kolber
Woodside High School
Sequoia Union High School District
photo of Andy Kotko Andy Kotko
Mather Heights Elementary
Folsom Cordova Unified School District
photo of Stephen Kotleba Stephen Kotleba
Dodson Middle School
Los Angeles Unified School District
photo of Carole Kuck Carole Kuck
Jean Farb Middle School
San Diego Unified School District
photo of Katie Lewis Katie Lewis
Sylvan Elementary
Stanislaus County of Education
photo of Molly Lex Molly Lex
Willows High School
Glenn County Office of Education/Reg'l Classroom
photo of Joshua Looy Joshua Looy
Arrowview Middle School
San Bernardino City Unified School District
photo of Tiphanie Lopez Tiphanie Lopez
Willows High School
Glenn County Office of Education: Mild to Moderate
photo of Bret Lynes Bret Lynes
McAuliffe Middle School
Los Alamitos Unified
photo of Caroline Mar Caroline Mar
International Studies Academy
San Francisco Unified School District
photo of Heather Marshall Heather Marshall
Roseville High School
Roseville Joint Union High School District
photo of Debbie Martin Debbie Martin
Paradise Elementary School
Paradise Unified School District
photo of Diana Matteson Diana Matteson
Arrowview Middle School
San Bernardino City Unified School District
photo of Ziba Mayar Ziba Mayar
Temecula Valley High School
Temecula Valley Unified School District
photo of John McCarthy John McCarthy
TERI Learning Academy
TERI Learning Academy
photo of Maria McClain Maria McClain
Deer Valley High School
Antioch Unified School District
photo of Julie McGough Julie McGough
Valley Oak Elementary
Clovis Unified
photo of Margie McGrew Margie McGrew
Gerber School, DHH Program
Tehama County Department of Education
photo of Betty McPeek Betty McPeek
East County Student Programs/Turner
Contra Costa County Office of Education
photo of Samora Mellor Samora Mellor
Garrison Elementary
Modesto City Schools
photo of Marissa Miller Marissa Miller
Paul Revere School
San Francisco Unified School District
photo of Jason Mills Jason Mills
Mesa View Middle School
Yucaipa-Calimesa School District
photo of Cal Moppins Cal Moppins
Johanna Boss High School
California Education Authority
photo of Jason Morris Jason Morris
Redlands East Valley High School
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
photo of John Mouanoutoua John Mouanoutoua
Wawona Middle School
Fresno Unified School District
photo of Carlos Negrete Carlos Negrete
Arrowview Middle School
San Bernardino City Unified School District
photo of Sara Norris Sara Norris
Mills College Children's School
Bay Area Discovery Museum
photo of Elizabeth Notrica Elizabeth Notrica
Yucaipa High School
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
photo of Mari Notrica Mari Notrica
Big Springs Elementary
Simi Valley Unified School District
photo of Dawn O'Connor Dawn O'Connor
Ascencion Solorsano Middle School
Gilroy Unified School District
photo of Demetrius Olsen Demetrius Olsen
Mills Middle School
Folsom Cordova Unified School District
photo of Marilyn Olson Marilyn Olson
John Golden Elementary School
Etiwanda School District
photo of Cyndi Page Cyndi Page
Simi Valley Adult School & Career Institute
Simi Valley Unified School District
photo of Alma Suney Park Alma Suney Park
Eastside College Preparatory School
East Palo Alto
photo of Saundra Parrett Saundra Parrett
Miwok Elementary
Old Adobe Union
photo of Brigitte Patterson Brigitte Patterson
Parkside Elementary School
San Bernardino City Unified School
photo of Stefanie Pechan Stefanie Pechan
Robert Down Elementary School
Pacific Grove Unified School District
photo of Margit Pezzini Margit Pezzini
Branch Elementary School
Muroc Joint Unified
photo of Dan Phillips Dan Phillips
Technology Resource Center of Marin
Marin County Office of Education
photo of Darlene Pitman Darlene Pitman
Mesa View Middle School
Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District
photo of Heidi Polewaczyk Heidi Polewaczyk
Kaseberg Elementary School
Roseville City School District
photo of Veronica Polk Veronica Polk
Contra Costa County Office of Education East Count
Contra Costa County Office of Education
photo of Summer Prather-Smith Summer Prather-Smith
McKinnon Elementary
Santa Rita Union School District
photo of Kathy Provenzano Kathy Provenzano
Wood Ranch Elementary School
Simi Valley Unified
photo of Debbie Ramirez Debbie Ramirez
Pioneer Elementary School
Brentwood Union School District
photo of Richard Ramos Richard Ramos
Kennedy School
Stockton Unified School District
photo of Janet Ratkovic Feilen Janet Ratkovic Feilen
Sevick School
Cajon Valley Union School District
photo of Wayne Raymond Wayne Raymond
Davis Senior High School
Yolo County
photo of Dean  Reese Dean Reese
Tracy High School
Tracy Unified School District
photo of Shawna Reese Shawna Reese
Orange Pre-K/K program
Orange Unified
photo of Mary Richards Mary Richards
Dutcher Middle School
Turlock Unified School District
photo of Jennifer Rivera Jennifer Rivera
Manlio Silva Elementary School
Lodi Unified School District
photo of Christina Rocco  Christina Rocco
Katherine Elementary
Simi Valley Unified School District
photo of Joan Rocha Joan Rocha
Standard Middle School
Standard School District
photo of Emily Rodriguez Emily Rodriguez
The School of Arts and Enterprise Charter School
The School of Arts and Enterprise Charter School
photo of Wendi Rodriguez Wendi Rodriguez
The Heritage School
Snowline Joint Unified School District
photo of Kathryn Rohrbaugh Kathryn Rohrbaugh
Duncan Holbert
School District: Pajaro Valley Unified
photo of Erica Rood Erica Rood
CHIME Charter
LAUSD
photo of Margaret Russo Margaret Russo
Live Oak Early Education Center
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
photo of Michelle Schmitt Michelle Schmitt
Mitchell Community School
Sulphur Springs School District
photo of Aimee Schmitz Aimee Schmitz
Stoneridge Elementary School
Roseville City School District
photo of David Shannon David Shannon
Woodside High School
Sequoia Union High School District
photo of Amy Simmons Amy Simmons
Royal High School
Simi Valley Unified
photo of Yue-Ting Siu Yue-Ting Siu
Multiple Schools
Dublin Unified School District and Pleasanton Unified School District
photo of Kim Snyder Kim Snyder
Colton High School
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
photo of Velia Soto Velia Soto
Pacifica High School
Oxnard Union High School District
photo of Brenda Sparks Brenda Sparks
Fair Oaks Ranch Community School
Sulphur Springs School District
photo of Stacie Starr Stacie Starr
Buljan Middle School
Roseville City School District
photo of Megan Suzuki Megan Suzuki
Sycamore Elementary School
Simi Valley Unified School District
photo of Lilian Terry Lilian Terry
Arrowview Middle School
San Bernardino City Unified School District
photo of Pamela Tetlock Pamela Tetlock
Richardson PREP HI
San Bernardino City Unified School District
photo of Catherine Thomas Catherine Thomas
Golden Valley High School
William S. Hart Unified High School District
photo of Laurie Toledo Laurie Toledo
Cucamonga Elementary School
Cucamonga School District
photo of Michael Towne Michael Towne
Citrus Hill High School
Val Verde Unified School District
photo of Richard Uhsmann Richard Uhsmann
Albany High School
Albany Unified School District
photo of Paul Vernon Paul Vernon
Los Alisos Middle School
Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District
photo of Anna Vieira Anna Vieira
Armijo High School
Fairfield Suisun Unified School District
photo of Jennifer Vijeh Jennifer Vijeh
Cesar Chavez Middle School
New Haven Unified School District
photo of Jessica Villalobos Jessica Villalobos
Nueva Vista Language Academy
Delano Union
photo of Amanda VonKleist Amanda VonKleist
Hamilton High School
Hamilton Unified School District
photo of Jennifer Waer Jennifer Waer
Sycamore Elementary School
Simi Valley Unified School District
photo of Ashley Ward Ashley Ward
Summit Intermediate
Etiwanda School District
photo of Cheryl Weidert Cheryl Weidert
Latrobe School District
Latrobe School District
photo of Mariko  Wesley-Fagundes Mariko Wesley-Fagundes
Twin Hills Middle/Consortium Class
West Sonoma Communty Union School District
photo of Troy White Troy White
Evergreen Middle School
Evergreen Unified School District
photo of David Whitt David Whitt
Bloomington Middle School
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
photo of Jacqueline Willis Jacqueline Willis
North Park Elementary School
San Bernardino City Unified School District
photo of Michael Winslow Michael Winslow
Barbara Phelps School
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
photo of Robin Wolf Robin Wolf
North Orange County SELPA
Orange County Department of Education
photo of Julie Wright Julie Wright
Ustach Middle School
Stanislaus County of Education
photo of Linda Wyoming Irwin Linda Wyoming Irwin
Sonoma County Office of Education
SCOE
photo of Daisy Yeung Daisy Yeung
Woodside High School
Sequoia Union High School District
photo of Robert Young Robert Young
Dozier-Libbey Medical High School
Antioch Unified School District
photo of Jeffrey Zahniser Jeffrey Zahniser
Leo A. Palmiter Jr/Sr High School
Sacramento County School District