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2021 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 2021 Orange County Teachers of the Year! The surprise announcements were made during Zoom meetings on May 20, 2020. Click on the video below to learn more.

You can learn more in this article posted in the OCDE Newsroom:  Surprise! Six exemplary educators just learned they're Orange County's Teachers of the Year​​

​ ​​Video Transcript

Mickey Dick​son

Northwood High School
Irvine Unified School District


Laura Gomez​

Glenn L. Martin Elementary School  
Santa Ana Unified School District

Allison Goodlander

Barbara Benson Elementary School
Tustin Unified School District

Emily Quinlan

Saddleback College
South Orange County Community College District

Shay Reard​​​on

Ada Clegg Elementary School
Westminster School District​

Shelley Rom​​anoff-Andros

Buena Park Junior High School
Buena Park School District