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2014 Excellence in Education nominees, finalists and winners honored

2014 Tulare County Excellence in Education awards

On October 28, over 350 educators and community members gathered at the Visalia Convention Center to honor the nominees, finalists and winners in the 20th Annual Excellence in Education Awards program. Winners in the three competition categories included School Employee of the Year Ruben Alvarez, work-based learning coordinator with the Porterville Unified School District; Teacher of the Year Anne Clifford, teacher of the severely handicapped for the Tulare County Office of Education's Community Based Instruction Classroom #1 in Tulare; and Administrator of the Year Dr. John Snavely, superintendent of the Porterville Unified School District. Finalists and nominees were also honored, including TCOE's Jody Arriaga, a finalist in the school employee of the year category. Mrs. Arriaga is an accounts payable supervisor with TCOE's internal business services office.

2014 Tulare County Excellence in Education awards To see a complete list of the finalists and nominees and to watch the video created in honor of the award winners, visit tcoe.org/SpecialEvents/ExcellenceinEducation.


Photos above and right:
~ The 2014 Tulare County Excellence in Education Award winners (l-r) Ruben Alvarez, Anne Clifford and Dr. John Snavely.
~ Finalist in the School Employee of the Year category Jody Arriaga, accounts payable supervisor for the Tulare County Office of Education.