Forty local teachers recognized by their districts as Teachers of the Year are now nominated for San Diego County Teacher of the Year.
Five will be named 2022-23 San Diego County Teachers of the Year at a special reception on Friday, August 26 as part of the 32nd annual “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers,” presented by the San Diego County Credit Union. Food Network personality and San Diego magazine owner Troy Johnson will once again host the evening. Johnson is from San Diegan and attended Mt. Carmel and Poway high schools.
In partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education, Cox Communications will produce a one-hour television special “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers” to recognize local teachers, spotlight Teachers of the Year and share highlights from the reception. The show airs at 9 p.m. Sunday, October 2 on YurView Network (Cox Channel 4). Visit www.SalutetoTeachersSD.com.
Presented by the San Diego County Credit Union, “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers” recognizes the county’s more than 24,000 public school teachers and will feature music and dance performances by local students until the five are announced. County Teachers of the Year, who will represent the region while vying for California Teacher of the Year honors.
For 32 years, Cox Communications, in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education, produced and televised “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers” to honor San Diego County Public School teachers for their commitment to their students and the teaching profession. In addition to SDCCU, sponsors include Procopio, Feeding San Diego, KPBS, The Mightier 1090 and The San Diego Union-Tribune.
The 40 nominees for Teacher of the Year were selected by their respective school districts. The five County Teachers of the Year will be selected based on student achievement, professional development and school community involvement, teaching philosophy, knowledge of educational issues and trends, the promotion and development of the teaching profession, the responsibility and the ability to serve as ambassadors of education. .