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. The winners, finalists and nominees are recognized at a breakfast and awards ceremony held at the Visalia Convention Center and funded by EECU.

2021 Tulare County Excellence in Education Program

2021 Award Winners

Employee of the Year

Jeff Lemos

Jeff Lemos
Lead Custodian
Tulare County Office of Education

Administrator of the Year

Michael Lee Akins

Michael Lee Akins
Director, Educational Technology and Instructional Program Analysis
Dinuba Unified School District

Teacher of the Year

Manuela Silveira

Manuela Silveira
Special Education Teacher
Tulare County Office of Education
Teacher with students

NEWS & RESOURCESEXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

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NEWS & RESOURCESFINANCIAL PLANNING RESOURCES

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NEWS & RESOURCESNEWSLETTER

Students with cap and gowns

NEWS & RESOURCESSTUDENT GRANT PROGRAM