California CU Rewards 16 ‘Teachers Of The Year’ With $1,000 Prizes

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GLENDALE, Calif. – Sixteen winners were named as the  2010-11 Los Angeles County "Teachers of the Year'' Monday in the state's largest  honors competition for K-12 educators, each receiving a $1,000 award from California CU, the program’s main sponsor.

The field of 81 teachers who participated in the competition all had been selected as teacher(s) of the year by their respective school districts.

In addition to being interviewed, contestants submitted essays, lesson plans and other materials to judging panels comprised of their peers.

The 16 local winners automatically advance to the California Teachers of the Year competition this fall. The state is scheduled to announce its five co-winners in November, and one of those five will be chosen to represent California in the National Teacher of the Year contest next spring.

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