• 2018 Alameda County Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony

    teachers of the year

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    Annually, ACOE hosts an elegant and inspirational award ceremony to honor each district’s Teacher of the Year and announce the county winners. The event was held at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts on October 4, 2018.

    Each year, school districts nominate deserving teachers to receive the award, who then move into the pool for county-wide honors.


    2018 Alameda County Teachers of the Year

    teachers of the year

    • Jah-Yee Woo, Oakland Unified School District
    • Sherea Westra, Fremont Unified School District

    2018 Alameda County District Winners 

    • Alameda County Office of Education - George Hoss, Butler Academic Center
    • Alameda Unified School District - Mary Otieku, Bay Farm School
    • Castro Valley Unified School District - Barbara Andersen, Castro Valley High School
    • Dublin Unified School District - Catherine Brown, Frederiksen Elementary School
    • Eden Area Regional Occupational Program - Michelle Stephens, Eden Area ROP Center
    • Emery Unified School District - Tiffany Johnson, Anna Yates Elementary School
    • Fremont Unified School District - Sherea Westra, Niles Elementary School
    • Hayward Unified School District - Kyle Howard, Hayward High School
    • Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District - Elizabeth Perez, Arroyo Seco Elementary School
    • Mission Valley Regional Occupational Program - Dhana Uppula, James Logan High School
    • New Haven Unified School District - Legratta Banks, Tom Kitayama Elementary School
    • Newark Unified School District - Timothy Hess, Newark Memorial High School
    • Oakland Unified School District - Cassandra Chen, United for Success Academy
    • Oakland Unified School District - Micaela Morse, International Community School
    • Oakland Unified School District - Jah-Yee Woo, Oakland Technical High School
    • Pleasanton Unified School District - Arlene Simpelo, Lydiksen Elementary School
    • San Leandro Unified School District - Joanna Chapman, McKinley Elementary School
    • San Lorenzo Unified School District - Ann Villegas, Hillside Elementary School
    • Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program - Kelly Mogilefsky, Las Positas College