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Humboldt County Office of Education: Excellence in Teaching/Jean Olson Awards

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California Teacher of the Year

2020 Humboldt County Teacher of the Year
& 2021 California State Teacher of the Year

Nora Wynne

Spanish Teacher/Instructional Coach
McKinleyville Middle School

Nora Wynne

The 2020 Excellence in Teaching/Jean Olson Career Achievement Awards

Enjoy this special presentation of the 2020 Day of the Teacher.

Excellence in Teaching Honorees
  • Julie Angles: Arcata High School
  • Deborah Carpenter: Washington Elementary School
  • Adam Crug:  Morris Elementary School
  • Elizabeth (Lizzy) Dostal: McKinleyville Middle School
  • Becky Gallaty: Linnel K.Walker Elementary School & Fortuna Middle School
  • Brice Gummersall: South Fork High School
  • Jim Hannon: McKinleyville High School
  • Alaina Kelley: Garfield Elementary School
  • Rachel Lyon: Glen Paul School
  • Brandee Mitchell: Cutten Elementary School
  • Nanette (Nan) Voss: Eureka High School
  • Jesse Wheeler: Cutten Elementary School
  • Nora Wynne: McKinleyville Union School District
Jean Olson Award Honorees
  • Mary DeWald: Cutten School District
  • Gary Glassman: McKinleyville High School
  • William Hawkins: Orick School District
  • Sarah Maninger: Washington Elementary School
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The Excellence in Teaching Award honors Humboldt County credentialed transitional kindergarten through 12th grade classroom teachers who have shown personal qualities and professional expertise indicative of an exceptional teacher.

The Jean Olson Career Achievement Award recognizes veteran Humboldt County kindergarten through 12th grade teachers for lifelong contributions to students, educators and their communities. The award memorializes longtime Humboldt County Board of Education member and community volunteer, Jean Olson, who passed away in 1998.

Classified Employee of the Year Logo

The Classified Employees of the Year Awards pays tribute to the tireless efforts of our County’s outstanding classified school employees. From school bus drivers to cafeteria workers to instructional aides, these employees are the unsung heroes who play key roles in creating a school environment that contributes to the whole child by promoting student achievement, safety, and health.

HCOE Awards Program Coordinator: Stacy Young | 707-445-7077 |