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California Teachers of the Year 2017




Presented by the California Casualty and the California Teachers of the Year Foundation, the California Teachers of the Year Program began in 1972 to honor outstanding teachers and encourage new teachers to enter the profession.

County offices of education nominate California Teachers of the Year winners through their county-level competitions. A state selection committee reviews candidates' applications and conducts site visits to evaluate the teachers' rapport with students, classroom environment, presentation skills, and teaching methods.

The 2017 California Teachers of the Year, finalists, and semifinalists were honored at the gala held in Sacramento, California on February 13, 2017.

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Last Reviewed: Monday, March 13, 2017
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