Recognition Programs

Shasta County Schools Recognition Programs

Teacher of the Year

As a county, we honor teachers in three categories each year:

  • Elementary School (including Pre-K)
  • Middle School
  • High School

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 for the 2019/20 school year who represent our students and schools.

Brittany Jones - Elementary, North State Aspire Academy, Cascade Union Elementary School District
Katherine Conway - Middle School, Sequoia Middle School, Redding School District
Gavin Spencer - High School, Shasta High School, Shasta Union High School District

Public Schools Week

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.

Principal for a Day

Principal for a Day exists to give community leaders’ perspective into the daily life of a school administrator and witness the many opportunities for students in Shasta County.

Principal for a Day Breakfast

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Classified School Employee of the Year

Classified School Employee
of the Year 2019

The Classified School 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 publicly 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 2019 Shasta County Classified School Employee
of the Year winners are:

  • Office and Technical - Lena Martin, Shasta County Office of Education
  • Child Nutrition - Leslee Reynolds - Enterprise Elementary School District
  • Support Services and Security - Marina Mix - Enterprise Elementary School District
  • Maintenance, Operations and Facilities - Samra Warren - Redding Elementary School District
  • Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance - Lynn Forero - Redding Elementary School District

As a final note, a copy of the news release naming the 2019 state level winners can be viewed at

Gold Ribbon Schools

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.

2019 Educator Appreciation

Shasta County Office of Education
Educator Appreciation Night

Please join us in celebrating our Shasta County Honorees!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
The Gaia Hotel, 4125 Riverside Place, Anderson, CA

The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a no host social followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m.

The honorees this year may include:

  • Employees, classified, certificated, and management who have received county, region, state, or national level recognition this school year.
  • Board members with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, or 35 years of service. 
  • Those who have completed the Masters in Governance Program within the last year. 
  • Teachers who have received their National Board Certification within the last year.
  • Any schools that have received a Distinguished School Award or Title 1 High Achievement Award.

Dinner choices at $40 per person are:

  • 10 oz Prime rib, served with garlic mashed potatoes, and seasonal roasted vegetables
  • Jumbo prawn skewer topped with a lemon butter sauce, served with wild rice and seasonal roasted vegetables
  • Portabella mushroom stuffed with orzo, baby spinach, roasted red pepper and feta cheese, served with wild rice and seasonal roasted vegetables. 

Dinner will include a house salad, rolls, coffee, iced tea, and dessert.

Registration has closed, please contact call 225-0222 with questions

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