2017 Excellence in Education Awards
On November 1, over 300 educators and community members gathered at the Visalia Convention Center to honor the nominees, finalists and winners in the 23rd Annual Excellence in Education Awards program. Winners in the three awards categories included School Employee of the Year Naomi Schuler, a Worked-Based Learning coordinator with the Porterville Unified School District; Teacher of the Year Kathleen Jarvis, a first-grade teacher at Alpine Vista School in Tulare; and Administrator of the Year John Pendleton, principal at Wilson Elementary School in Tulare. Finalists and nominees were also honored, including TCOE's Donna Glassman-Sommer, a finalist in the Administrator/Manager of the year category. Mrs. Glassman-Sommer is the Executive Director of the New Teacher & Leadership Development program.
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/ExcellenceinEducation.
Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
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