- Teacher of the Year
- Public Schools Week
- Principal for a Day
- Classified Employees of the Year
- Gold Ribbon Schools
As a county, we honor teachers in three categories each year:
Teachers are nominated by their schools and candidates are selected from those applications submitted for each of these categories at the conclusion of each school year. A committee selects one of these outstanding teachers to participate in the California Teachers of the Year Program. This program highlights educational innovation, student learning, and the rewards of teaching.
The state program results in the annual selection of five teachers who reflect the diversity of our teachers and students. The process pays tribute to California's teaching force, the complexity of challenges that confront our schools, and the need to promote collaboration and teamwork to meet those challenges. The overall purpose of the California Teachers of the Year Program is to pay tribute to the tireless efforts of our state's outstanding teachers. In doing so, the program brings deserved recognition to the 300,000 California members of the teaching profession.
Please help to celebrate and honor our state's exemplary and highly qualified teachers who represent our students and schools.
Public Schools Week 2016
Regretfully, Public Schools Week will not be held this year due to scheduling conflicts with the Mt. Shasta Mall. We look forward to event next year!
During Public Schools’ Week, student work and achievement are displayed in the Mt. Shasta shopping mall. The purpose of the program is to provide publicity for schools and to reach a larger segment of the adult population who have no personal contact with schools.
Classified Employee of the Year 2016
The Classified Employee of the Year program is sponsored each year by the California Department of Education in partnership with County Offices of Education.
This program highlights contributions of California’s classified school employees who provide academic support and services for public school students in preschool through grade twelve. The six nomination categories are Child Nutrition, Maintenance, Operations and Facilities, Office and Technical, Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance, Support Services and Security and Transportation.
Each school in Shasta County is offered the opportunity to nominate their district candidates and submit their finalists for competition at the county level. The winners at the county level are publically recognized at a special ceremony hosted by the Shasta County Board of Education. The six county winners are then submitted to the California Department of Education for competition at the state level.
The 2016 Shasta County Classified Employee of the Year winners are:
- Child Nutrition - Michelle McClain, Redding Elementary School District
- Maintenance, Operations and Facilities - Ed Sellers, Shasta County Office of Education
- Office and Technical - Susan Grabeal, Enterprise Elementary School District
- Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance - Shelly Senter, Redding Elementary School District
- Support Services and Security - Paula Taylor, Redding Elementary School District
- Transportation - Sam Dodson, Shasta County Office of Education
As a final note, a copy of the news release naming the 2016 state level winners can be viewed at www.cde.ca.gov
The California Department of Education (CDE) seeks to recognize outstanding educational programs and practices. The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools while the California Distinguished Schools Program is on hiatus as California transitions to new assessment and accountability systems.
California elementary schools that have made tremendous gains in implementing State Board policies and their Local Control Accountability Plan are invited to apply for the Gold Ribbon Schools Award. Model programs and practices should include standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that schools have adopted during this transitional period, which can be replicated by other local educational agencies.
2016 Shasta County Gold Ribbon Schools
Bella Vista Elementary School
Cottonwood Creek Charter School