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Educators of the Year

Know an outstanding educator? Nominate them for a CLE Educator of the Year Award!

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Region 7

2024

Elementary School

Elizabeth Ochoa

State Elementary School Educator of the Year

James Monroe Elementary School

Madera Unified School District

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Region 4

2024

Middle School

Andrea Kopshever

Edna Hill Middle School

Brentwood Union School District

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Region 7

2024

Middle School

Richelle Renfro

Kastner Middle School

Clovis Unified School District

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Region 11

2024

Middle School

Mucio Vidales

State Middle School Educator of the Year

Nicolas Jr. High School

Fullerton School District

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Region 10

2024

High School

Dan Jimenez

State High School Educator of the Year

San Andreas High School

San Bernardino City Unified School District

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Region 12

2023

Elementary School

Lorna McNamee

Miguelito Elementary School

Lompoc Unified School District

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Region 7

2023

Middle School

Shauna Everson

Alta Sierra Intermediate School

Clovis Unified School District

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Region 11

2023

Middle School

April Keller

Santiago Charter Middle School

Independent Charter

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Region 8

2023

High School

Brendan Wydra

Birmingham Community Charter High School

Independent Charter School authorized by LAUSD

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Region 7

2022

Elementary School

Teri Bedrosian

Jackson Elementary School

Sanger Unified School District

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Region 5

2022

Middle School

Brenna Dimas

Rancho Milpitas Middle School

Milpitas Unified School District

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Region 10

2022

Middle School

Heather Zaragoza

Matthew Gage Middle School

Riverside Unified School District

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Region 1

2022

High School

Andy Brennan

Santa Rosa High School

Santa Rosa City School District

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Region 10

2022

High School

Keith Brockie

State High School Educator of the Year

Arroyo Valley High School

San Bernardino City Unified School District

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Region 1

2021

Middle School

Tiffany Chez Robinson

Pomolita Middle School

Ukiah Unified School District

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Region 8

2021

Middle School

Rob Cady

State Middle School Educator of the Year

Santa Fe Computer Science Magnet School

Monrovia Unified School District

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Region 12

2021

Middle School

Monica Anderson

Paulding Middle School

Lucia Mar Unified School District

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Region 10

2021

High School

Mike Hammers

Mammoth Unified School District

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Region 7

2020

Elementary School

Stephanie Patterson

State Elementary School Educator of the Year

Liberty Elementary School

Clovis Unified School District

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Region 3

2020

Middle School

Dana Smith

Andrew Carnegie Middle School

San Juan Unified School District

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Region 6

2020

Middle School

Jamey Olney

Norman N. Glick Middle School

Empire Union School District

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Region 9

2020

Middle School

Michael Pelchat

Olive Peirce Middle School

Ramona City Unified School District

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Region 12

2020

Middle School

Ames Harris

Los Osos Middle School

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Region 6

2020

High School

Matthew Soderlund

Gregori High School

Modesto City Schools

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Region 9

2020

High School

Alissa Sculthorpe

Montecito High School

Ramona Unified School District

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Region 11

2024

Elementary School

Katie Bezayiff

Maple Elementary School

Fullerton School District

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Region 5

2024

Middle School

Aimee Bankston

Union Middle School

Union School District

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Region 8

2024

Middle School

Leslie Mische

Hawthorne Middle School

Hawthorne School District

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Region 7

2024

High School

Lawrence Jarocki

University High School

Fresno Unified School District

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Region 7

2023

Elementary School

Cheryl Hedrick

Garfield Elementary School

Clovis Unified School District

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Region 4

2023

Middle School

Helen Calaway

J. Douglas Adams Middle School

Brentwood Union School District

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Region 8

2023

Middle School

Jonna Meamber

City of Angels IS

Los Angeles Unified School District

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Region 12

2023

Middle School

Joe DeCecco

Judkins Middle School

Lucia Mar Unified School District

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Region 10

2023

High School

Katie Stahl

Amistad High School

Desert Sands Unified School District

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Region 11

2022

Elementary School

Veronica Krause

State Elementary School Educator of the Year

Maple Elementary School

Fullerton School District

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Region 7

2022

Middle School

Jennifer Neely

Pioneer Technical Center Charter

Madera County Schools

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Region 11

2022

Middle School

Max Klasky

Santiago Charter Middle School

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Region 7

2022

High School

Elizabeth Alfving

Sanger High School

Sanger Unified School District

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Region 7

2021

Elementary School

Melissa Tanaleon

Janet L.Young Elementary School

Clovis Unified School District

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Region 5

2021

Middle School

Claudia Rubino

Monroe Middle School

Campbell Union School District

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Region 10

2021

Middle School

Bea Smith

Nicolet Middle School

Banning Unified School District

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Region 7

2021

High School

Tosh Demsey

State High School Educator of the Year

Clovis High School

Clovis Unified School District

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Region 2

2020

Elementary School

Catherine Walther

Manzanita Elementary School

Manzanita Elementary School District

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Region 1

2020

Middle School

Elizabeth  DeVinny

Eagle Peak Middle School

Ukiah Unified School District

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Region 4

2020

Middle School

Sarah Sain

J. Douglas Adams Middle School

Brentwood Unified School District

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Region 7

2020

Middle School

Kim Blasingame

Reyburn Intermediate School

Clovis Unified School District

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Region 10

2020

Middle School

Anthony Wilson

Badger Springs Middle School

Moreno Valley Unified School District

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Region 1

2020

High School

Kelly Cramer

Roseland University Prep

Roseland School District

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Region 7

2020

High School

Derek Kisling

Clovis West High School

Clovis Unified School District

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Region 10

2020

High School

James Adkins

Indio High School

Desert Sands Unified School District

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Region 1

2024

Middle School

Kate Rennie

Kenilworth Junior High School

Petaluma City Schools

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Region 5

2024

Middle School

Meagan Serra

Dartmouth Middle School

Union Elementary School District

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Region 10

2024

Middle School

Paula Navarro

March Middle School

Val Verde Unified School District

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Region 8

2024

High School

Stefnie Evans

ArTES Magnet High School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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Region 11

2023

Elementary School

Amy Chung

State Elementary School Educator of the Year

Maple Elementary School

Fullerton School District

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Region 5

2023

Middle School

Joe Candeias

Dartmouth Middle School

Union School District

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Region 10

2023

Middle School

Kelly Sullivan

State Middle School Educator of the Year

Rancho Viejo Middle School

Hemet Unified School District

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Region 7

2023

High School

Michael Miller

State High School Educator of the Year

Clovis West High School

Clovis Unified School District

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Region 12

2023

High School

Zach Roper

San Luis Obispo High School

San Luis Coastal Unified

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Region 1

2022

Middle School

Vanessa Ruiz

Rincon Valley Middle School

Santa Rosa City School District

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Region 8

2022

Middle School

Gina Ayala

State Middle School Educator of the Year

Clifton Middle School

Monrovia Unified School District

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Region 12

2022

Middle School

Krissy Duperron

Atascadero Middle School

Atascadero Unified School District

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Region 8

2022

High School

Alison Conant

ArTES Magnet

Los Angeles Unified School District

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Region 11

2021

Elementary School

Teresa Andrade

State Elementary School Educator of the Year

McPherson Magnet

Orange Unified School District

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Region 7

2021

Middle School

Nicole Luckin

Fairmont Middle School

Sanger Unified School

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Region 11

2021

Middle School

Linda Takacs

Rancho Starbuck Intermediate

Lowell Joint School District

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Region 8

2021

High School

Cristian Yanes

Crenshaw High School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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Region 4

2020

Elementary School

Deborah Carlino

Martin Elementary School

South San Francisco Unified School District

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Region 2

2020

Middle School

Cynthia Martin

Diamond View Middle School

Susanville Elementary School District

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Region 5

2020

Middle School

Sarah LeDuff

State Middle School Educator of the Year

Alum Rock Middle School

Downtown College Prep

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Region 8

2020

Middle School

Mario Nakakihara

Patrick Henry Middle School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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Region 11

2020

Middle School

Jill  Riley

Ladera Vista Junior High School of the Arts

Fullerton School District

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Region 2

2020

High School

Brenna Hall

Paradise High School

Paradise Unified School District

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Region 8

2020

High School

TeDese Ross

State High School Educator of the Year

Canyon Oaks High School

Monrovia Unified School District

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