SAN DIEGO–Coinciding with Day of the Teacher and National Teacher Appreciation Week, the San Diego Unified School District will honor its 2020 Teachers of the Year while celebrating its some 6,000 teachers throughout the week, you can click here to learn more about how teachers are panning the future of your children.
Three outstanding educators have been named San Diego Unified Teachers of the Year at the elementary, middle and high school levels for 2020. Three Teacher of the Year runners-up, and teachers selected as Teachers of the Year by their individual schools, will also be recognized this week.
“Now more than ever, we appreciate the contributions teachers make in the classroom and throughout the entire community,” said Superintendent Cindy Marten. “San Diego Unified has extraordinary teachers who have demonstrated their dedication, creativity and innovation these past few weeks during our Distance Learning launch. I would like to thank each one of our teachers for everything they do for our students, our families and for our city.”
San Diego Unified will celebrate its Teachers of the Year on its website and with video tributes on social media.
The Teachers of the Year are: Kelly Ann Young, who teaches grades 4/5 at Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary; Paula Richardson, who teaches music in grades 6, 7, 8 at Wilson Middle School; and Deirdre Fabian, who teaches adapted physical education at Morse High School.
In addition to the three Teachers of the Year, three runners-up were also selected. The runners-ups are Melissa Taleb from Language Academy, Erica Soto from DePortola Middle School and Jill Schenk from San Diego High School SciTech.
The announcement of the Teachers of the Year is made in conjunction with the National Day of the Teacher on Tuesday, May 5, and Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 to 8.