Tulare County Excellence in Education

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The Excellence in Education Awards began in Tulare County in 1995. The purpose of the Excellence in Education Awards is to recognize school employees in Tulare County who exemplify the best in education and a commitment to Tulare County students. The event, which is a co-sponsorship between Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak and EECU, honors the Administrator/Manager of the Year, Teacher of the Year and School Employee of the Year. A sculpture entitled "Graduation Day" was created by the late artist Clement Renzi and was commissioned by EECU. He also created a smaller version entitled "The Graduate," which is given to each award winner. All nominees receive a framed, numbered, personalized limited-edition print of "The Graduation Day" sculpture. The winners, finalists and nominees are recognized at a breakfast and awards ceremony held at the Visalia Convention Center and funded by EECU.

For more information, view the Tulare County Office of Education Special Event website at http://www.tcoe.org/SpecialEvents/ExcellenceInEducation/index.shtm 

2019 Tulare County Excellence in Education Program

2019 Award Winners

Employee of the Year

Taurie Thayer

Taurie Thayer
Human Resources Receptionist
Tulare County Office of Education

 

Teacher of the Year

Tabby Grabowski, Ed.D.

Tabby Grabowski, Ed.D.
English Teacher/Literacy Coach
Tulare Union High School
Tulare Joint Union High School District

Administrator/Mgr of the Year

Clare Gist

Clare Gist, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Tulare City School District
Teacher with students

NEWS & RESOURCESEXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

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NEWS & RESOURCESNEWSLETTER

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NEWS & RESOURCESSTUDENT GRANT PROGRAM