Yolo County School Boards Association hosting Excellence in Education Awards

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Local educators to receive recognition in virtual ceremony

By Anthony Volkar Special to the Express On Monday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m., the Yolo County School Boards Association (YCSBA) will honor county recipients at a virtual ‘Excellence in Education Awards’. The annual award ceremony seeks to recognize programs and leadership excellence from the five school districts across Yolo County, plus individuals and programs from the Yolo County Office of Education and the Los Rios and Yuba Community College districts. For the second consecutive year, the event will be held in a virtual format. YCSBA invites community members to help celebrate the many accomplishments of these devoted educators. There is no cost to attend the event. Attendees are asked to register online in advance here so you will receive the Zoom link to watch online. Register for the Excellence in Education event at https://yolocoe.k12oms.org/203956. The selection of the 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year for Yolo County will be announced at this year’s awards ceremony from among the teachers nominated from the five school districts and YCOE. The ceremony will also feature recognition of the 2020-2021 Yolo County Teacher of the Year. Last year, Sarah Graves, a teacher at Woodland High School, was selected as the Yolo County Teacher of the Year. She represented the county in the statewide Teacher of the Year program through the California Department of Education. The individuals to be recognized from the Winters Joint Unified School District during the ceremony include: ● Individual Award: Oscar Garcia, Assistant Principal, Winters Middle School ● Program Award: “Robotics Club” (Program Leader: Dianne Halsey, Teacher – Winters High School) ● Classified School Employee of the Year Awards: ○ Clerical and Administrative Services: Jill Shugart, Administrative Assistant, Winters Middle School ● Salute to Educators Excellence Certificate Awardees: ○ Elementary Grades K-6 Teacher – Inez Sanchirico, Reading Intervention Teacher, Waggoner Elementary School ○ Secondary Grades 7-12 Teacher – Kelly Sacchi, 7th Grade Math Teacher, Winters Middle School ○ Student Services Credentialed Teacher – Lizette Ortiz, School Counselor, Winters Middle School. A listing of all individuals to be recognized is available on the Yolo County Office of Education webpage at: www.ycoe.org. The Yolo County School Boards Association works to increase public awareness and appreciation of educational efforts in Yolo County.

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