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Excellence In Education

Award Recipients from the Past


2016
Luis Cobarruvias
Luis Cobarruvias
Administrator /
Manager
of the Year
Tulare Joint Union High School District
Stephen Amundson
Stephen Amundson
Teacher
of the Year
Tulare Joint Union High School District
Erik Gonzales Erik Gonzales
School Employee
of the Year
Lindsay Unified School District

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2015
Leticia Trevino
Leticia Treviño
Administrator /
Manager
of the Year
Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District
Christopher Cumiford
Christopher Cumiford
Teacher
of the Year
Visalia Unified School District
Evelia Alvarez Evelia Alvarez
School Employee
of the Year
Porterville Unified School District

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2014
John Snavely, Ed.D.
John Snavely, Ed.D.
Administrator /
Manager
of the Year
Porterville Unified School District
Anne Clifford
Anne Clifford
Teacher
of the Year
Tulare County Office of Education
Ruben Alvarez Ruben Alvarez
School Employee
of the Year
Porterville Unified School District

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2013
Luis Castellanoz
Luis Castellanoz
Administrator /
Manager
of the Year
Tulare City School District
Susan Burley
Susan Burley
Teacher
of the Year
Tulare City School District
Gail Inman Gail Inman
School Employee
of the Year
Porterville Unified School District

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2012
Brian Hollingshead
Brian Hollingshead
Administrator /
Manager
of the Year
Tulare City School District
James Kusserow
James Kusserow
Teacher
of the Year
Porterville Unified School District
Cherí Barnes Cherí Barnes
School Employee
of the Year
Tulare County Office of Education

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2011
Sue Ann Hillman
Sue Ann Hillman
Administrator /
Manager
of the Year
Tulare City School District
Richard Lambie
Richard Lambie
Teacher
of the Year
Porterville Unified School District
Teresa Sharley Teresa Sharley
School Employee
of the Year
Tulare City School District

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2010
Brent Calvin
Brent Calvin
Administrator /
Manager
of the Year
College of the Sequoias
Katryn Gonzales
Katryn Gonzales
Teacher
of the Year
Lindsay Unified School District
Pete Renteria Pete Renteria
School Employee
of the Year
Exeter Union School District

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2009
Dave Tonini
Dave Tonini
Administrator /
Manager
of the Year
College of the Sequoias
Michael Young
Michael Young
Teacher
of the Year
Tulare Jt. Union High School District
Letty Magallan Letty Magallan
School Employee
of the Year
Farmersville Unified School District

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2008
Howard Berger
Howard Berger
Administrator /
Manager
of the Year
Tulare Jt. Union High School District
Rebecca Bullick
Rebecca Bullick
Teacher
of the Year
Visalia Unified School District
Jennie Daniels Jennie Daniels
School Employee
of the Year
Tulare Jt. Union High School District

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2007
Katherine Johnson
Katherine Johnson
Administrator /
Manager
of the Year
Porterville Unified School District
Rick Pence
Rick Pence
Teacher
of the Year
Tulare City School District
Maria Hinojosa Maria Hinojosa
School Employee
of the Year
Woodlake Union School District

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2006
Manuel R. Lucero
Manuel R. Lucero
Administrator /
Manager
of the Year
Dinuba Unified School District
Susan Mathews
Susan Mathews
Teacher
of the Year
Visalia Unified School District
Silvia Thomas Silvia Thomas
School Employee
of the Year
College of the Sequoias

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2005
Rick Mitchell
Rick Mitchell
Administrator /
Manager
of the Year
Tulare County Office of Education
Jeff Cozad
Jeff Cozad
Teacher
of the Year
Porterville Unified School District
Glenna Haley Glenna Haley
School Employee
of the Year
Tulare City School District

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2004
Robert Perez
Robert Perez
Administrator /
Manager
of the Year
Porterville Unified School District
Nancy Machado
Nancy Machado
Teacher
of the Year
Tulare City School District
Belen Gomez Belen Gomez
School Employee
of the Year
Woodlake Union School District

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2003
Senaida Garcia
Senaida Garcia
Administrator /
Manager
of the Year
Tulare County Office of Education
Martha Karjala
Martha Karjala
Teacher
of the Year
Exeter Union School District
Martha Flores Martha Flores
School Employee
of the Year
Porterville Unified School District

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2002
Don Mierau
Don Mierau
Administrator /
Manager
of the Year
Dinuba Unified School District
Mary Cairns
Mary Cairns
Teacher
of the Year
Exeter Union High School District
Linda Milligan Linda Milligan
School Employee
of the Year
Strathmore Union High School District

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2001
Carlyn Lambert
Carlyn Lambert
Administrator
of the Year
Visalia Unified School District
Terri Fishbough
Terri Fishbough
Teacher
of the Year
Oak Valley Union School District
Janie Elson Janie Elson
School Employee
of the Year
Lindsay Unified School District

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2000
Dr. Don Goodyear
Dr. Don Goodyear
Administrator
of the Year
College of the Sequoias
James Kliegl
James Kliegl
Teacher
of the Year
Lindsay Unified School District
Bill Hall Bill Hall
School Employee
of the Year
Tulare City School District

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1999
James Henderson
James Henderson
Administrator
of the Year
Tulare City School District
Cheryl Schellenberg
Cheryl Schellenberg
Teacher
of the Year
Dinuba Unified School District
Arlene Ramirez Arlene Ramirez
School Employee
of the Year
Tulare County Office of Education

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1998
Roger Trujillo
Roger Trujillo
Administrator
of the Year
Dinuba School District
Kathleen Williams
Kathleen Williams
Teacher
of the Year
Dinuba School District
Shirley Holguin Shirley Holguin
School Employee
of the Year
Tulare Joint Union High School District

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1997
John Beck
John Beck
Administrator
of the Year
Tulare City School District
Bob Doyle
Bob Doyle
Teacher
of the Year
Dinuba Joint Union High School District
Elaine Webb Elaine Webb
School Employee
of the Year
College of the Sequoias

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1996
Ken Bryan
Ken Bryan
Administrator
of the Year
Tulare Joint Union High School District
Mary Jo Lichty
Mary Jo Lichty
Teacher
of the Year
Strathmore Union High School District/TCOE
Vicki Howes Vicki Howes
School Employee
of the Year
Exeter Union High School District

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1995
Renée Whitson
Renée Whitson
Administrator
of the Year
Exeter Public Schools
Mark Rupe
Mark Rupe
Teacher
of the Year
Dinuba School District
Mary Howe Mary Howe
School Employee
of the Year
Alta Vista School District

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Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
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