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Employee Recognition

Prior Winners
Year Teacher of the Year
202 1 Program paused due to COVID-19
2020 Brian Dodson
2019    Pauline, Stahl, PhD
2018      Mary Otieku
2017 Kevin Gorham
2016 Amanda Cline
2015 John Dalton
2014 Michael Lamb
2013 Tracy Corbally
2012 Chris Hansen



2022 teacher of the year program

The Teacher of the Year program is designed to honor and recognize excellent teachers working in the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD). This is a unique opportunity to provide well-deserved
recognition for the whole teaching profession, as well as for the distinguished teachers that are nominated. Parents, students, staff, and community members have the opportunity to nominate any
pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade teacher or a teacher of adults who provide instruction in the same curriculum as those who teach in elementary or secondary grades.

Anyone can nominate a teacher; the deadline to submit nominations to the nominee’s principal is  5 pm on March 11, 2022.

2022 Classified school employee of the year program

AUSD is also accepting nominations for Classified School Employee of the Year. Employees can be nominated from the following categories:

  • Child Nutrition (e.g., cook or cafeteria worker)
  • Maintenance, Operations, and Facilities (e.g., custodians, tradespeople, and technology support staff)
  • Office and Technical  (e.g., school site secretaries, office managers, and accountants)
  • Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance (e.g., paraprofessionals and teacher assistants)
  • Support Services and Security (e.g., campus supervisors, payroll technicians, and health aides)

Nominees need to have worked in their category for at least five years. The deadline is March 25, 2022.