A Salute to Teachers

 

A collaborative celebration of Santa Barbara County’s finest teachers. Presented by the Santa Barbara County Education Office and Cox Communications, A Salute to Teachers is the premier teacher recognition event honoring teachers countywide.

Read more about Salute and the Honorees in Noozhawk.


~ 2019 A Salute to Teachers ~

This Year’s Honorees:

2020 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year:

Michele Frantz

Joe Nightingale School, Orcutt Union School District

Watch an interview with Michele HERE.

 

2020 Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year:

Bree Jansen

Lompoc High School, Lompoc Unified School District

 

2020 Santa Barbara County Distinguished Mentors:

• Marith Parton, Carpinteria Middle School, Carpinteria Unified School District

• Marilyn Tilley, Battles School, Santa Maria-Bonita School District

• Amy Willis, Los Olivos School, Los Olivos School District

 

2020 Santa Barbara County Distinguished New Educators:

• Anthony Bruemmer, Santa Ynez School, College School District

• Melanie Thatcher, Miguelito School, Lompoc Unified School District

• Michael Wallace, El Camino Jr. High School, Santa Maria-Bonita School District 


~ 2019 A Salute to Teachers Sponsors ~

We appreciate our sponsors who enthusiastically support the Salute Honorees and our local schools.


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~VALEDICTORIAN SPONSORS~

Additional Valedictorian Sponsorships are available. Please contact us for details about how you can be a sponsor.


~SALUTATORIAN SPONSOR~

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~HONOR ROLL SPONSORS~

Additional Honor Roll Sponsorships are available. Please contact us for details about how you can be a sponsor.


~TEACHER’S PET SPONSORS~

Additional Teacher’s Pet Sponsorships are available. Please contact us for details about how you can be a sponsor.


~OTHER SPONSORS~

Additional Sponsorships are available. Please contact us for details about how you can be a sponsor.

~SPECIAL THANKS~


Scroll Down to Meet Previous A Salute to Teachers Honorees:


~ 2018 A Salute to Teachers Honorees ~

Please click HERE to view photos of the 2018 event on Facebook.

Please click HERE to view high resolution photos of the 2018 event.

Please click HERE to view video segments of the Honorees.

2019 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year:

2019 Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year:

Mandi de Witte, Carpinteria High School
Click photo to learn more about Mandi.

Aniela Hoffman, Arellanes Junior High School
Click photo to learn more about Aniela.


2019 Santa Barbara County Distinguished Mentors:

Stephanie Gogonis, Santa Ynez Valley Special Education Consortium. Click photo to learn more about Stephanie.

Robin Ilac, Kermit McKenzie Intermediate School. Click photo to learn more about Robin.

Toni Joi Roberts, Santa Ynez School. Click photo to learn more about Toni.


2019 Santa Barbara County Distinguished New Educators:

Katie Lynn Furden, Franklin Elementary School. Click photo to learn more about Katie.

Andy Osiadacz, Dos Pueblos High School. Click photo to learn more about Andy.

Jacob West, Leonora Fillmore School. Click photo to learn more about Jacob.


~ 2017 A Salute to Teachers Honorees ~


2018 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year:

2018 Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year:

Jennifer Cline, Oak Valley School
Click photo to learn more about Jennifer.

Garson Olivieri, Cabrillo High School
Click photo to learn more about Garson.


2018 Santa Barbara County Distinguished New Educators:

Desiree Hitch, Ernest Righetti High School. Click the photo to learn more about Desiree.

Kelly Keene, San Marcos High School. Click the photo to learn more about Kelly.

Jani Lindberg, Santa Ynez Valley Union High School, Santa Ynez Valley Special Education Consortium. Click photo to learn more about Jani.

2018 Santa Barbara County Distinguished Mentors:

Chris Petrone, Manzanita Public Charter School. Click the photo to learn more about Christine.

Kevin O’Hara, Carpinteria Middle School. Click the photo to learn more about Kevin.

Denise Stevens, Rice Elementary School. Click the photo to learn more about Denise.


~ 2016 A Salute to Teachers Honorees ~

From Left: Brett Larsen, Ashley Cornelius, Megan Heffernan, 2017 SB County Teacher fo the Year Michelle Minetti-Smith, Amy Porter, Manjot Singh, Kevin Baldizon.

Photos from the 2016 event can be seen HERE, and watch the 2016 Ad HERE.


~ 2015 A Salute to Teachers Honorees ~

Photos from the event can be viewed HERE.

From Left: Genevieve Bishop, Christopher Hanna, Erin Van De Roovart, Sarah Barthel, County Superintendent of Schools Bill Cirone (retired), Clanci Chiu, 2016 SB County Teacher of the Year Brandon Sportel, Janis Spracher, Francisco Diaz Real.


~ 2014 A Salute to Teachers Honorees ~

From Left: Katie Booser, Barbara Barr, Sarah Castaneda, 2015 SB County Teacher of the Year Allison Heiduk, Maggie Mason, Katie Curry, Jesse Sanford.


~ 2013 A Salute to Teachers Honorees ~

Video from the event can be viewed HERE and photos HERE.

Kelly Choi, 2014 SB County Teacher of the Year,
Dos Pueblos High School

Megan Cotich, La Colina JHS.

Michelle Poquette, Cabrillo High School

Amanda Sweigart, Ellwood School

Cheryl Lastra, Solvang School.
Tyler Wilkes, Hollister School
Jessica Zambrano, Pioneer Valley HS.

For more information Contact: mailto:teachersnetwork@sbceo.org”=””>teachersnetwork@sbceo.org or call (805) 964-4710 ext. 5277