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ECE Award Recipients

Congratulations to the Early Childhood Educator Award recipients for 2022!

The awards banquet took place on May 13, 2022 at the Lake County Fair Grounds.

Early Childhood Educator Award Recipients for 2022 are:

Jamie Castaldo | Leading the Field Award
Soledad Aguayo | Advocate Award
Audrey Edlow | Infant Toddler Teacher Award
Paige Braun | Outstanding Support Award
Denise Villalobos | Preschool Teacher Award
Brook Diggs | Home Visitor Award
Aldo Rodriguez | Inclusion Award
Elizabeth Rivera | Family Child Care Provider Award
Joy Swartz | Lifetime Achievement Award

Below is a complete list of the Early Childhood Educator Awards Nominees for 2022. 

  • Soledad Aguayo
  • Chelsea Ballew
  • Melissa Beverly-Polk
  • Paige Braun
  • Jamie Castaldo
  • Amber Crenshaw
  • Rachel Cumpston
  • Brook Diggs
  • Audrey Edlow
  • Angie Galvani
  • Krystal Gomez
  • Sharlene Gomez
  • Sarah Gomora
  • Vanessa Goodrich
  • Kelly Gould
  • Elisa Hicks-Young
  • Jacqui Joyce
  • Susan Killian
  • Jessica Leary
  • Sherlyn Lloyd
  • Sylvia Lopez
  • Gabriel Martinez
  • Blanca Mejia
  • Rachel Michel
  • Luisa Nonato
  • Nancy Olivarez
  • Alicia Pike
  • Stephanie Piseno
  • Jessie Ralls
  • Elizabeth Rivera
  • Aldo Rodriguez
  • Nancy Simon
  • Troy Stephens
  • Heidi Stone
  • Joy Swartz
  • Teresa Valiente
  • Denise Villalobos
  • Sarah Wilkinson
  • Shelley Willson