Distinguished New Educator and Distinguished Mentor Award Winners

The Distinguished New Educators and Distinguished Mentors were honored at A Salute to Teachers
Videos of previous A Salute to Teachers events and more information can be found here.

2017 Distinguished New Educators and Distinguished Mentors:

Left to right: Brett Larson, Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year, Adams Elementary; Ashley Cornelius, Distinguished Mentor, Santa Barbara High School, Megan Heffernan, Distinguished New Educator, Peabody Charter School, Michelle Minetti-Smith, SB County Teacher of the Year, Mary Buren School, Amy Porter, Distinguished New Educator, Carpinteria Family School, Manjot Singh, Distinguished New Educator, La Colina Jr. High School, Kevin Baldizon, Distinguished Mentor, Kermit McKenzie Jr. High School. Not pictured: Terri Cox, Distinguished Mentor, Cuyama Valley High School.

 2016 Distinguished New Educators
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Christopher Hanna
Erin Van de Roovaart
Genevieve Bishop
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District
Christopher Hanna
Ellwood School
Goleta Union School District
Erin Van De Roovart
Kermit McKenzie Junior High School
Guadalupe Union School District

 

 2016 Distinguished Mentors
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Clanci Chiu
Carpinteria Unified School District TOSA
Santa Barbara County Education Office
Francisco Diaz Real
Lompoc High School
Lompoc Unified School District
Janis Spracher
Monte Vista School
Hope School District

 

2015 Distinguished New Educators

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Katie Booser
Franklin Elementary School
Santa Barbara Unified School District
Katie Curry
Santa Barbara Junior High School
Santa Barbara Unified School District
Jesse Sanford
Mary Buren Elementary School
Guadalupe Union School District

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 2015 Distinguished Mentors
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Barbara Barr
Roosevelt Elementary School
Santa Barbara Unified School District
Maggie Mason
Dos Pueblos High School
Santa Barbara Unified School District
Sarah Castañeda
Leonora Fillmore School
Lompoc Unified School District

 

The following teachers were recognized at the 2013 Salute to Teachers event

Video of the 2013 event can be viewed here.
For more information, click here.
2014 Distinguished New Educators
Cheryl Lastra
Solvang School
Solvang School District
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Tyler Wilkes
Hollister School
Goleta Union School District
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Jessica Zambrano
Pioneer Valley High School
Santa Maria Jt. Union High School District
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2014 Distinguished Mentors

 

Megan Cotich
La Colina Jr. High
Santa Barbara Unified School District
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Michelle Poquette
Cabrillo High School
Lompoc Unified School District
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Amanda Sweigart
Ellwood School
Goleta Union School District
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