2021 Educators of the Year

The CLS Educator of the Year award is given annually to California elementary, middle, and high school educators who exemplify educational excellence. Up to 10 finalists from each region will be honored locally. The nominee selected to represent each region will subsequently be honored at CLS Conferences. At these conferences, one of the nominees at each level will be announced as CLS State Educator of the Year. Nominees may be teachers, administrators, counselors, or other certificated personnel.

Do you know and outstanding educator? Nominate them for a CLS Educator of the Year Award!

California League of Schools 
2021 Elementary School Educators of the Year

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Region 7

Melissa Tanaleon
Janet L.Young Elementary School
Clovis Unified School District

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State Elementary School Educator of the Year
Region 11

Teresa Andrade
McPherson Magnet
Orange Unified School District

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Region 1

Tiffany Chez Robinson
Pomolita Middle School
Ukiah Unified School District

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State Middle School Educator of the Year
Region 8

Rob Cady
Santa Fe Computer Science
Magnet School
Monrovia Unified School District

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Region 12

Monica Anderson
Paulding Middle School
Lucia Mar Unified School District

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Region 5

Claudia Rubino
Monroe Middle School
Campbell Union School District

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Region 10

Bea Smith
Nicolet Middle School
Banning Unified School District

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Region 7

Nicole Luckin
Fairmont Middle School
Sanger Unified School

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Region 11

Linda Takacs
Rancho Starbuck Intermediate
Lowell Joint School District

California League of Schools 
2021 Middle School Educators of the Year

California League of Schools 
2021 High School Educators of the Year

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State High School
Educator of the Year

Region 7

Tosh Demsey
Clovis High School
Clovis Unified School District

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Region 8

Cristian Yanes
Crenshaw High School
Los Angeles Unified School District

Region 10

Mike Hammers
Mammoth Unified School District