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2020-21Teacher of the Year and Finalists

SCOE and Modesto Rotary are pleased to announce the four Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year  

  • Bob Elms, La Rosa Elementary School, Ceres Unified School District -TK-3rd Grade Division
  • Carlos Perez, Empire Elementary School, Empire Union Elementary School District - 4-6th Grade Division
  • Elizabeth Holtan, Cesar Chavez Junior High, Ceres Unified School District - Jr. High Division
  • Ismael Mercado, Riverbank High School, Riverbank Unified School District -  High School Division

All the Teacher of the Year Finalists are listed below:

 Grade Level Name School District
Elementary TK - 3rd Grade Cindy Bellinger Cloverland Elementary Oakdale Joint Unified
  Bob Elms La Rosa Elementary Ceres Unified
  Ronald Putnam Crowell Elementary Turlock Unified
Elementary 4 - 6 Grade Jill Kelley Agnes Baptist Elementary Stanislaus Union
  Carlos Perez Empire Elementary Empire Union
  Mary White Fair Oaks Elementary Oakdale Joint Unified
Middle School Level Janet Hernandez Creekside Middles Patterson Joint Unified
  Elizabeth Holtan Cesar Chavez Jr. High Ceres Unified
  Christie Stokman Wagner Mae Hensley Jr. High Ceres Unified
High School Level Renee Melo Central Valley High Ceres Unified
  Ismael Mercado Riverbank High Riverbank Unified
  Matthew Soderlund Gregori High Modesto City Schools