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California Teachers of the Year

Recognizes exemplary teachers who best represent all of California's teachers and symbolize the profession's contributions to quality education.

Presented by California Casualty, the California Department of Education (CDE) invites county offices of education, school districts, charter schools, professional organizations, and private schools statewide to participate in the California Teachers of the Year Program for 2018. This program highlights educational innovation, student learning, and the rewards of teaching. Further, the program attracts public attention to the positive aspects of our educational system. Teacher quality—recruitment as well as retention—ranks high on every educational agenda in the state.

2018 Program Information (Updated 1/18/2017)
2018 Application

2017 Sponsors and Special Friends

Naming Sponsor
  • California Casualty External link opens in new window or tab.—Headquartered in San Mateo, California Casualty is proud to sponsor the CDE’s School Recognition program because we are committed to education and have supported California teachers and students at school, in the community and behind the wheel for over 60 years.

    It is an honor to recognize educators who make a difference every day for our children. It takes real commitment to go far above and beyond to help students reach their full potential. Follow the link above to learn more about California Casualty and our sponsorship of the California Department of Education’s California School Recognition Program.
  • California Teachers of the Year Foundation
  • Comcast External link opens in new window or tab.

2016 Sponsors
2015 Sponsors

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, March 14, 2017