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Twin Rivers Unified School District

Teacher of the Year Program
Program Overview

Program Overview

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.
 

2022-2023 District Teachers of the Year Emily Negretot and Sarah Montenegro

Congratulations to Emily Negretot (Frontier Elementary) and Sarah Montenegro (Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy) on their selection as the 2022-2023 District Teachers of the Year! These two outstanding individuals represented TR in the Sac County Teacher of the Year Program.

Timeline for the Teacher of the Year Process

Timeline for the Teacher of the Year Process

10/25/22
Nomination process begins throughout the district. Principals establish a Teacher of the Year selection process to identify a candidate who best meets the selection criteria. Click here to download the Teacher of the Year nomination form.
11/4/22 The Teacher of the Year nomination form is due to school offices.
11/18/22 Site selections (via Google Form) made by principals are due. 
1/6/23 District Teacher of the Year essays are due via email to communications@twinriversusd.org
March 2023 Essays are read and ranked by the District Teacher of the Year Selection Committee. 
May 2023 Teachers of the Year will be recognized. Two District Teachers of the Year will be announced. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Who may be nominated for Teacher of the Year?
Fully credentialed teachers, including teachers not assigned to school sites, may serve as 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 eight years in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. (Note: pre-kindergarten teachers that hold multiple subject and ECE Education Specialist credentials are eligible for consideration). Only classroom teachers can advance to the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Teachers of the Year program.  

Who can submit a nomination for 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.

Additional Questions?
Contact your school principal or communications@twinriversusd.org