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Cox Presents A Salute To Teachers – Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara County Education Office and Cox Communications celebrated its ninth annual A Salute to Teachers, awarding eight very deserving Santa Barbara County educators on November 5 at Music Academy. Since this community celebration began in 2013, teachers from across the county have been recognized for their commitment to teaching and learning.

The event honored the Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year, Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year, three Distinguished New Educators, and three Distinguished Mentor award winners. Get to know this year’s honorees.

Crystal Guzman

Alyssa Spanier

Jennifer Peterson

Elsy Mora Zambrano

Joanna Hendrix

Cara Leach

Kendall Stevens

Christina Roessler

Kirsten McLaughlin, Market Vice President for Cox Communications in Santa Barbara, told the crowd, “As the daughter of two educators and a product of the Santa Barbara Unified School District, it is an honor to recognize the tireless work of our teachers and all they do to support their students and our community.

Since the inception of this event in 2013, Cox is proud to be the founding co-sponsor of A Salute to Teachers and grateful for our longstanding partnership with the Santa Barbara County Education Office. Congratulations to this year’s incredible honorees and to our teachers across the county who work tirelessly to educate the next generation.”