The 2017 Orange County Teachers of the Year event featured all the glitz and glam of a Hollywood awards ceremony and was put on by Orange County Department of Education, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, and the Disneyland Resort. Each of the honorees briefly took center stage before receiving a cash award courtesy of the Dr. James Hines Foundation, which served as the legacy sponsor, and there were student performances throughout.
“Each year, the Orange County Department of Education and its community partners proudly honor those educators who go above and beyond to nurture, inspire and equip future generations,” said Orange County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares. “Though many shy away from recognition, these exceptional leaders are responsible for elevating the teaching profession, and their contributions go far beyond imparting knowledge. Our best teachers connect with students, allow them to take intellectual risks and share innovative instructional strategies with other educators. As such, they expand their expertise to all classrooms and exemplify the theme of this year’s event — One Voice.”
Congratulations to our outstanding Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Michelle Manley!