Monterey County Names Teacher of the Year and Classified School Employees of the Year.
Kevin Dufault, who teaches AVID and GATE Science at Harden Middle School in the Salinas Union High School District, was chosen as the 2016 Monterey County Teacher of the Year, and will represent Monterey County in the California Department of Education’s 2016 Teacher of the Year Program.
Six classified school employees, representing the six classified categories (child nutrition, maintenance and operations, transportation, para-educator, office or technical, and support services and security) have been chosen as Monterey County Classified School Employees of the Year, and were nominated for consideration in the California Department of Education’s 2015 Classified Employee of the Year Program. They are:
Each of the winners and district nominees were recognized at an awards ceremony on Monday, May 18 at the Monterey County Office of Education in Salinas.
Nominations were submitted by Monterey County school districts, and reviewed by a selection committee consisting of administrators, teachers, and representatives from professional organizations.