Celebrating Educators

Teachers, principals, counselors, administrators, classified, confidential and site support employees of the year from school districts throughout the county are honored at the Celebrating Educators Luncheon. The county level winners are featured.

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Teacher of the Year
Marisela Recendez - Watch the Video
Marisela Recendez
Teacher,
Myra Linn Elementary School
Alvord USD
Biography

 

Teacher of the Year
Melanie Oliver - Watch the Video
Melanie Oliver
Teacher,
Highland Elementary School
Corona-Norco USD
Biography

 

Teacher of the Year
Brian Harris - Watch the Video
Brian Harris
Teacher,
Valley View High School
Moreno Valley USD
Biography

 

Teacher of the Year
Michelle Cherland - Watch the Video
Michelle Cherland
Teacher,
Carrillo Ranch Elementary School
Desert Sands USD
Biography

 

Principal of the Year
Marc Horton - Watch the Video
Marc Horton
Principal,
Great Oak High School
Temecula Valley USD
Biography

 

School Counselor of the Year
Robin Ellison - Watch the Video
Robin Ellison
School Counselor,
Rancho Verde High School
Val Verde USD
Biography

 

Classified Employee of the Year
Katie Chapman - Watch the Video
Katie Chapman
Assistant to the Director,
Instructional Support Services
Alvord USD
Biography

 

Confidential Employee of the Year
Regina Castellano - Watch the Video
Regina Castellano
Administrative Assistant
Moreno Valley USD
Biography

 

Classified Administrator of the Year
Evita Tapia-Gonzalez - Watch the Video
Evita Tapia-Gonzalez
Communications Manager,
Corona-Norco USD
Biography

 

Certificated Administrator of the Year
Mauricio Arellano - Watch the Video
Mauricio Arellano
Assistant Superintendent,
Human Resources
Palm Springs USD
Biography

 

Site Support Employee of the Year
Erik Mickelson - Watch the Video
Erik Mickelson
Teacher on Special Assignment,
GATE, AVID, Career Technical Education/Linked Learning
Palm Springs USD
Biography