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2015 Excellence in Education Awards

2015 Excellence in Education awards

2015 Excellence in Education awards On November 3, over 300 educators and community members gathered at the Visalia Convention Center to honor the nominees, finalists and winners in the 21st Annual Excellence in Education Awards program. Winners in the three awards categories included School Employee of the Year Evelia Alvarez, a school counselor at Pioneer Middle School in the Porterville Unified School District; Teacher of the Year Chris Cumiford, a social science teacher at Visalia Technical Early College High School (VTEC); and Administrator of the Year Leticia Treviño , principal at Golden Valley Elementary in the Cutler-Orosi Joint Unifi Unified School District. Finalists and nominees were also honored, including TCOE's Lorena White, a finalist in the school employee of the year category. Mrs. White is the web developer with the information systems department.

To see a complete list of the finalists and nominees and to watch the video created in honor of the award winners, visit

Photos above:
~ The 2015 Tulare County Excellence in Education Award winners (l-r) Evelia Alvarez, Chris Cumiford and Leticia Treviņo are pictured with Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak.
~ Finalist in the School Employee of the Year category Lorena White, web developer for the Tulare County Office of Education.