Educators of the Year

  • The Lake County Office of Education participates in the Califorina Teacher of the Year (TOY) Program.

    We are proud of our Lake County teachers, and the innovative and exciting work they do with our students.

    Amanda Laughner, Science Teacher at Upper Lake High School, in the Upper Lake Unified School District is Lake County Teacher of the Year, 2019 - 2020.

    District Teachers of the Year include:

    • Matthew Carpenter | English and Spanish Teacher | Kelseyville High School | Kelseyville Unified School District
    • Becky Lawler | History Teacher | Clear Lake High School | Lakeport Unified School District
    • Jan Peterson | Second Grade Teacher | Lower Lake Elementary School | Konocti Unified School District
    • Jennifer H. Pyzer | Business and Computer Teacher | Middletown High School | Middletown Unified School District

    Mrs. Laughner and the District Teachers of the Year will be honored at the the Board of Education Acknowledgement Reception on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. 

    District Classified Employees of the Year include:

    • Janiece Stuckert | Child Care Food Program and Administrative Assistant | Lake County Office of Education
    • Joane Carpenter | Special Education Secretary | Kelseyville Unified School District
    • Mary Massingill | Maintenance Office Assistant | Konocti Unified School District
    • Carrie Omiotek | Special Education Secretary | Lakeport Unified School District
    • Tracy Beaty | Site Secretary | Upper Lake Unified School District

    (Click on each teacher's name to learn more about them!)



  • Cynthia Lenners
    Deputy Superintendent of Schools
    (707) 262-4185

    Jill Ruzicka
    Communications Coordinator
    (707) 262-4133