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County school administrators and education officials honored

County school administrators and education officials honored

Two educational associations in San Diego County have named their 2022 honorees and set a date for an event honoring them all.

Winners of the annual Honoring Our Own awards are selected by San Diego County School Boards Association Region 17 and California Association of School Administrators Region 18. Their 20th annual celebratory event, “Party of the Stars,” will be held May 7 at the San Diego Sheraton Resort and Marina. Nearly 500 educational leaders and friends of the educational community are expected. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3sw6xH5. Closing of registrations on April 22.

The Association of School Administrators of California Region 18 (regions.acsa.org/18/) includes nearly 1,400 educational leaders and the region encompasses San Diego and Imperial counties. The directors of the year chosen by the association are:

Ben Churchill, Carlsbad Unified School District Superintendent

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Superintendent: Benjamin Churchill, Carlsbad Unified School District

Secondary primary: Cynthia Larkin, San Diego Unified School District

Mid-Level Principal: Ernesto Valenzuela, Imperial County Education Office

Libby Elementary Principal Cesar Mora was named CASA Elementary Principal of the Year.

Libby Elementary Principal Cesar Mora was named Elementary Principal of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators.

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Elementary Director: Cesar Mora, Oceanside Unified School District

Elementary Director: Ricardo Ceceña, Poway Unified School District

Central office: Tracy Thompson, San Diego County Office of Education

Secondary co-administrator: Yael Bozzay, Poway Unified School District

Primary Co-Administrator: Tammy Lee, San Pasqual Union School District

Ranked leader: Alvaro Ramirez, Imperial County Office of Education

Confidential employee: Francesca Flores, San Diego Unified School District

Staff/Human Resources: Candice Ortiz, El Centro Elementary School District; Angelica Lopez, Encinitas Union School District

Vocational technical training: Sarah Vielma, San Diego Unified School District

Special education: Rose Tagnesi, Grossmont Union School District

Business services: Warren “Drew” Rowlands, San Diego Unified School District

Student Services: Bill Dennett, Mountain Empire Unified School District

Sabrina Lee of the Solana Beach School District was named Program and Instructional Administrator of the Year.

Sabrina Lee of the Solana Beach School District was named Program and Instructional Administrator of the Year.

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Curriculum and Instruction: Sabrina Lee, Solana Beach School District

Continuing education options: Roberto Carrillo, San Diego County Office of Education

Retirement: Celia A Ramirez, Region 18 Retiree Charter

Technology: Lana Nguyen, Poway Unified School District

Marcus Foster Memorial Award for Administrator Excellence nominees: Erin English, San Diego County Office of Education; Leslie Hardiman, Lakeside Union School District

The nonprofit California School Boards Association (csba.org) represents elected officials who govern public school districts and county offices of education. The association has nearly 1,000 educational agencies statewide, including more than 40 in San Diego County. The 2022 Honoring Our Own Award recipients nominated by San Diego County School Boards Association Region 17 are:

School board member: Richard Barerra, San Diego Unified School District

First Term School Board Member: Katrina Young, San Dieguito Union School District

Staff member: Joellen Semo, Coronado Unified School District

Conference/Administrative Staff Member: Cheree McKean, Vista Unified School District

Parent volunteer: Dorinda Soucek, Poway Unified School District

Community partner: San Diego County K-12 Sector Team