The ACOE is honored to recognize the 2023 Teachers of the Year named by county school districts and regional occupational programs.

    Eighteen district-level honorees were selected by the 16 districts that have chosen to participate this year. The honorees are recognized for their individual dedication and excellence in the classroom, and they collectively represent the thousands of educators doing amazing work across Alameda County every day.


    Read: Alameda County Office of Education Announces Two Teachers as County Honorees



2023 Honorees

  • Constance Jones

    Alameda COE
    ACOE Court & Community Schools
  • Jessica Kerber

    Alameda Unified
    Encinal Jr/Sr High School
  • Claire Heppner

    Castro Valley Unified
    Castro Valley High School
  • Chelsie Avila

    Dublin Unified
    John Green Elementary School
  • Heather Bystrom

    Eden Area ROP
    Eden Area ROP Center
  • Kimberley Miller

    Emery Unified
    Anna Yates Elementary
  • Rachel Brown

    Fremont Unified
    Mission San Jose Elementary School
  • Paula "Janette" Johnson

    Hayward Unified
    Bret Harte Middle School
  • Irene Lucero

    Livermore Valley Joint Unified
    East Avenue Middle School
  • Masiha Farooq

    Mission Valley ROP
    Mission Valley ROP
  • Leda Mares

    New Haven Unified
    Searles Elementary School
  • Stephanie Schubert

    Newark Unified
    Birch Grove Intermediate
  • Niesha Johnson

    Oakland Unified
    Chabot Elementary School
  • Sean Gleason

    Oakland Unified
    Rudsdale High School
  • Kevin Kiyoi

    Pleasanton Unified
    Amador Valley High School
  • Lisa Wong

    San Leandro Unified
    San Leandro High School
  • Joel Gonzales

    San Lorenzo Unified
    Arroyo High School
  • Randy Barnard

    Tri-Valley ROP
    Livermore High School