Napa County Teacher of the Year

Napa County Teachers of the Year 2017

Jennifer Ellison, Phillips Elementary

Denise Keller, American Canyon Middle School

Tom Lewis, Harvest Middle School

Suzanne Morgan, Shearer Elementary School

Dana Simon, Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School

Napa County Teacher of the Year Program Sponsors

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What Makes a Teacher of the Year?

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Mark Teeters, Choral Music Instructor, Vintage High School 2009 Napa County and California Teacher of the Year

  • Conveys content knowledge, delivers it creatively and in a differentiated fashion to engage students, and influences student learning as reflected in their measurable achievements.
  • Has influence beyond the classroom and into their school community.
  • Maintains a student-centered perspective.
  • Inspires through commitment as a lifelong learner and models dedication to continued learning.
  • Focuses on building relationships that transform and empower students, parents, and community.
  • Dedicated to the belief that all children can achieve.


Past Teachers of the Year



Teacher of the Year Photos by Marissa.


Seana Wagner, Teacher of the Year Coordinator | 707.265.2351 | Fax: 707.259.5918