District Teachers of the Year 2017-2018
Twin Rivers Unified would like to congratulate Laura Bingham and Michael Cook. They are the District's 2017-2018 Teachers of the Year.
Bingham is a kindergarten teacher at Regency Park Elementary. She has been teaching in the district for 28 years.
"It was a complete surprise, a very nice surprise," says Bingham of the announcement at an employee recognition dinner on May 8. "The District has so many talented teachers. Just to be the Teacher of the Year at my school site was a huge honor. For the District ... awesome!"
Cook teaches social studies at Grant Union High School. He has been there 16 years. He's still a little stunned.
"As I listened, I didn't remember hearing any other Michael's name being called out for the individual school Teacher of the Year and my brain kind of went into shock mode," says Cook. "I am amazed that simply what I do for my students could lead me to being a District Teacher of the Year ... I still almost don't believe it or know what to do."