The SBCEO Teachers Network hosts two events annually, A Salute to Teachers, in partnership with Cox Communications, and the Education Celebration, to honor and recognize recipients of the Teachers Network grants and awards. Please contact us for more information about attending or sponsoring the events: teachersnetwork<at> or call 964-4710 ext. 5277.

A Salute To Teachers

A Salute to Teachers, generously sponsored by Cox Communications and other local business partners, specifically recognizes the Teacher of the Year, Distinguished New Educator, Distinguished Mentor, and the Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year award recipients.

 2019 Honorees: Amy Willis, Bree Jansen, Anthony Bruemmer, Michele Frantz, Melanie Thatcher, Michael Wallace, Marith Parton, and Marilyn Tilley

Learn more about the 2019 event HERE.

2018 A Salute to Teachers

2018 A Salute to Teachers Honorees: (LtoR) Andy Osiadacz, Aniela Hoffman, Robin Ilac, Stephanie Gogonis, Katie Lynn Furden, Toni Joy Roberts, Mandi de Witte, Jacob West.

2017 A Salute to Teachers

2017 A Salute to Teachers Honorees: LtoR, Kelly Keene, Chris Petrone, Ashley Winchester (accepting for Denise Stevens), Jennifer Cline, Desiree Hitch, Jani Lindberg, Kevin O’Hara, and Garson Olivieri

Our Photos from the 2017 event can be found HERE, and photos from the 2016 event can be seen HERE.
Video from the 2015 event can be viewed here.
Photos of the 2015 event can be viewed here

Salute 2015 YouTube Logo


Video from the 2014 event can be viewed here.
Photos of the 2014 event can be viewed here.

Salute 2014 Video

Video from the 2013 event can be viewed here.
Photos of the 2013 event can be viewed here.

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Education Celebration

May 23, 2019

The Education Celebration recognizes SBCEO Teachers Network grant recipients. Teachers who received Care for Our Earth, Curriculum Project, Instructional Strategy Team, and QAD TeachNet Technology Grants are formally honored at this event. Also recognized are the Marvin Melvin Career Technical Educator Awards, Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year, and Crystal Apple Educator Awards. Please RSVP early to ensure a seat at this event. It sells out annually. To RSVP, call Anne Flores at (805) 964-4710 ext. 5277

See photos from previous Education Celebration events below.