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San Diego Unified Honors Teachers of the Year

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Coinciding with Day of the Teacher and National Teacher Appreciation Week, the San Diego Unified School District honored its 2020 Teachers of the Year while celebrating its some 6,000 teachers throughout the first week of May. 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 through 8.

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, were also recognized during the 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 celebrates 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.

Deirdre Fabian has been teaching for 29 years and says her most significant experience is becoming a special education teacher.

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.

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