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2022 Orange County Teachers of the Year

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Orange County is home to some of the nation's best teachers, and we are proud to recognize our finest educators each year.

Congratulations to the 2022 Orange County Teachers of the Year! The surprise announcements were made during Zoom meetings on April 29, 2021. 

You can learn more in this article posted in the OCDE Newsroom:  OCDE announces the 2022 Orange County Teachers of the Year​​​​

In October 2021, Alondra Diaz from Saddleback Valley Unified School District and Sovey Long-Latteri from Fullerton Joint Union High School District were selected by the California Department of Education as 2022 California Teachers of the Year. Ms. Diaz and Ms. Long-Latteri are two of five teachers throughout California who received this honor. In addition, Ms. Diaz has been named the California representative to the 2022 National Teacher of the Year program. Each year, only one of the California Teachers of the Year are selected to represent our state in the national competition.​​


Click the image above to view the 2022 videos

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Jodi Balma

Fullerton College
North Orange County Community College District

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Ann Berger

Esencia K-8
Capistrano Unified School District

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Richard Berman

Otto A. Fischer School
Orange County Department of Education

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​Alondra Diaz

Ralph A. Gates Elementary School
Saddleback Valley Unified School District

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Sovantevy Long-Latteri

La Sierra High School
Fullerton Joint Union High School District​

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Ingred Shine

Villa Park High School
Orange Unified School District