• A Salute to Teachers

    Save the Date- November 6, 2021

    Music Academy of the West


     A Salute to Teachers Honorees


    A Salute to Teachers is Santa Barbara County's premier teacher recognition event. Supported by committed business partners, the gala celebrates our county's finest educators including Distinguished New Educators and Mentors, Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year, and the Teacher of the Year award winners. 


  • 2021 A Salute to Teachers Honorees:

    2022 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year

    Alisyn Blanton

     Alisyn Blanton, Miguelito Elementary School, Lompoc Unified School District

    2021 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year

    Frank Koroshec 

    Frank Koroshec, San Marcos High School, Santa Barbara Unified School District

    2022 Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year

    Josie Coburn 

    Josie Coburn, Music Teacher, Orcutt Unified School District

    2021 Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year

      Liz Caruso

    Elizabeth Caruso, Monroe Elementary School, Santa Barbara Unified School District

    2021-22 Distinguished Mentors

    Lorena Armstrong, Mary Buren Elementary School, Guadalupe Union School District

    Riccardo Magni, Pioneer Valley High School, Santa Maria Joint Union High School District

    Melissa Woods, Dos Pueblos High School, Santa Barbara Unified School District

    2021-22 Distinguished New Educators

     Samantha Ayala, La Honda STEAM Academy, Lompoc Unified School District

    TJ Berry, Santa Ynez Valley Union High School, Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District

    Christina Peña Eckert, Carpinteria Middle School, Carpinteria Unified School District

     

    To learn, more contact the SBCEO Teachers Network via EMAIL or call (805) 964-4711.  

    Click HERE for photos of our 2019 event