2019 Teacher of the Year and Finalists

Congratulations to the four Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year!

  • Gaylyn Barker, Patricia Kay Beaver Elementary
  • Debbie Persons, Sherwood Elementary
  • Crystal Case, Emilie J. Ross Middle 
  • Jared Jeffries, Turlock High School


All the Teacher of the Year Finalists are listed below:

 Grade Level Name School District
Elementary TK - 3rd Grade Gaylyn Barker Beaver Elementary Ceres Unified
  Suzana Manriquez Von Renner Elementary Newman-Crows Landing Unified
  Marlo Smith Magnolia Elementary Oakdale Joint Unified
Elementary 4 - 6 Grade Ilaen Marron La Rosa Elementary Ceres Unified
  Debbie Persons Sherwood Elementary Sylvan Union Elementary
  Rosario Vallejo Northmead Elementary Patterson Joint Unified
Middle School Level Crystal Case Emilie J. Ross Middle Hughson Unified
  Lindsey McCloskey Cesar Chavez Jr. High Ceres Unified
  Laura McNelis Mae Hensley Jr. High Ceres Unified
High School Level James Hensley Del Puerto High Patterson Joint Unified
  Jared Jeffries Turlock High Turlock Unified
  Veronica Moreno Central Valley High Ceres Unified