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A middle school teacher from the Sacramento City Unified School District and an elementary school teacher from the Robla School District are the Sacramento County Teachers of the Year 2013, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) announced August 15 at a county-wide teacher recognition dinner.
Jennifer Ellerman teaches 7th Grade Language Arts at California Middle School, in the Sacramento City Unified School District, and Bob Crongeyer teaches 5th – 6th grade GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) at Taylor Street School in the Robla School District, North Sacramento. The two were selected from 15 Sacramento area teachers to represent the county in the California Teachers of the Year competition.
All 15 Sacramento area teachers will be honored when the Sacramento Kings host the Phoenix Suns on Friday, March 8, 2013. The Sacramento River Cats will also host a special Teacher Appreciation Night on Friday, April 26, 2013 at Raley Field.
Jennifer Ellerman and Bob Crongeyer now are eligible to advance to the statewide competition, out of which five teachers will be chosen as California Teachers of the Year. The five California Teachers of the Year are responsible for representing the teaching profession in a variety of settings and assisting their teaching colleagues in numerous ways throughout the calendar year of 2013. Their names and that of the one individual of the group selected as the state's nominee to the National Teacher of the Year Program will be announced later in the fall by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.
The Sacramento County Teachers of the Year Program is presented by the Sacramento County Office of Education in partnership with Maloof Sports and Entertainment, the Sacramento River Cats, the Intel Corporation and the Sacramento Scottish Rite Bodies of Freemasonry.