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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Kelseyville Unified School District Classified Employee of the Year

 Elvira Ledesma

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Elvira Ledesma

What makes Elvira stand out above all of her colleagues is her innate ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, parents and community members. Elvira is kind and caring with students, treating them as if they were her own.

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Konocti Unified School District Classified Employee of the Year

 Jenna Hoberg

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Jenna Hoberg

Jenna is always courteous when there is a crisis situation and she is a thinker on a flyby moment. She is reliable and respectful of driver situations. Jenna is a happy and positive person to deal with every day and is always in a solution mode.

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Lake County Office of Education Classified Employee of the Year

 Cheryl Graves

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Cheryl Graves

You NEVER hear a complaint, or bad attitude from Cheryl. She likes to make sure we are all okay and is thoughtful and concerned if she is aware one of us is having personal struggles. "If the world could have more Cheryls, what a great world this would be!"

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Lakeport Unified School District Classified Employee of the Year

 Dick "Digger" Oswald

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Dick "Digger" Oswald

Digger Oswald has worked as a Custodian at Lakeport Unified School District for over eleven years. He is loved by staff and students alike. In addition to his daily task of keeping the campus and classrooms clean and safe, Digger is always willing to help teachers and students with anything.

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Upper Lake Unified School District Classified Employee of the Year

 Traci Snider

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Traci Snider

Traci is a role model, friend and leader on meeting the needs of all students and staff. Traci has an office, crunches numbers, places orders, reconciles accounts and makes a difference in the life of every staff member and student.

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Lake County Champion of Education

 Ron Raetz

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Ron Raetz

Ron Raetz has worked tirelessly to inspire and support student success in Lake County. His involvement with educational organizations, community projects, and initiatives, tell the story of a man devoted to the improvement of our local education
system and the Lake County community as a whole.

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