Teacher Programs & Support is a department in the Instructional Services division of the Santa Barbara County Education Office. The primary purpose of the department is to oversee the following programs and services for Santa Barbara County educators through the SBCEO Teachers Network:

  • grants for teachers
  • Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year
  • award programs for teachers
  • recognition events for teachers and schools


The SBCEO Teachers Network was started in 1984 to recognize and reward local teachers for the development of innovative, effective curriculum projects and to enhance teacher leadership skills for the challenging task of continuous school and student improvement. The program and its participants benefit from our countywide network of collaborating teachers.

Please contact our office for more information: (805) 964-4711, ext. 5277