Twin Rivers Unified School District is pleased to participate in the Teacher of the Year (TOY) program through the Sacramento County Office of Education. This program highlights educational innovation, student learning and the rewards of teaching. The Teacher of the Year process pays tribute to our teaching force, the complexity of challenges that confront our schools and the need to promote collaboration and teamwork to meet those challenges. Anyone may submit a nomination form - staff members, students, families and community members as well as teachers themselves.
Left to right: Sara Tolle (former 3rd grade teacher at Dry Creek Elementary) and Belinda Foster (ELA 11 teacher at Grant Union High School)
Congratulations to our 2020-2021 District Teachers of the Year! Sara Tolle is now the Vice Principal at Fairbanks Elementary, and Belinda Foster went on to represent both the district and Sacramento County in the California Teacher of the Year program.
Who may be nominated for School Teacher of the Year? Any fully credentialed teacher may serve as School Teacher of the Year. However, in order to be considered as a District Teacher of the Year, the candidate must have been teaching for at least five years in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. (Note: pre-kindergarten teachers that hold a multiple subject and ECE Education Specialist credentials are eligible for consideration.)
Who can submit a nomination for School Teacher of the Year? Any person – teacher, colleague, parent, student, district employee or community member, may submit a nomination. Self-nominations are also accepted.
Who selects the District Teacher of the Year? District Selection Committees are comprised of district employees. They will select two District Teachers of the Year (representing PreK-6 and 7-12).
What does it mean to be a District Teacher of the Year? Two District Teachers of the Year represent Twin Rivers in the annual Sacramento County Teachers of the Year program (including essay and interview process) and at events in our district throughout the school year.