Lake County Teacher of the Year

 Kerry Smith

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Kerry Smith

Positive, funny, kind, exciting, friendly, and helpful are al words that students use to describe Kerry, Kelseyville Unified School District's Teacher of the Year. Kerry is outstanding in many ways. She has the instructional skills required to be a highly effective teacher, but also holds those intangible qualities that are the heart of a successful educator.

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Konocti Unified School District Teacher of the Year

 Robert Reil

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Robert Reil

Robert is a highly sought out teacher among students and parents alike. Once a student has had him as a teacher, they become invested in the world of culinary. Many continue on at Woodland College and take culinary classes there.

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Lakeport Unified School District Teacher of the Year

 Zane Jensen

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Zane Jensen

Zane believes that history must be experienced to take place, and makes history come alive for his students. From marching into battle as Civil War soldiers to digging the trenches of World War I, students are always actively engaged in whatever he is teaching. 

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Lucerne Elementary School District Teacher of the Year

 Jennifer Wangberg

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Jennifer Wangberg

Jennifer has done more to lower the suspension rate at Lucerne Elementary School than any program has ever done. Her seventh grade class has made three quarters of the way through the year without a single office referral. Her students feel valued, cared for, and respected and give it back in return.

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Middletown Unified School District Teacher of the Year

 Deb Lipari

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Deb Lipari

Deb is known throughout the community as a local business owner and dedicated educator whose flexibility and kindness has successfully cultivated an environment where students are able to grow into confident and hardworking individuals.

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Upper Lake Unified School District Teacher of the Year

 Charlene Norwood

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Charlene Norwood

The beauty and exemplary nature of Charlene that makes her stand out in her position is that she knows how it has “always been done this way”, but is always willing to consider new methods and ideas, and is a team leader for her colleagues to try new ideas, structures, and opportunities to benefit our students.

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