57 local teachers nominated at Teacher of the Year ceremony


Music teacher Alex John Gonzales from the Delano Joint Union High School District and science teacher Robert A. Hodash from Sierra Middle School were honored Tuesday night as the 2012-13 Kern County Teachers of the Year. The pair will go on to represent Kern County in the California Teacher of the Year competition in November. Ogden Kiesel from Blanton Education Center was named this year's alternate. 

Fifty-seven Kern County teachers were nominated for the annual Kern County Teacher of the Year awards. All nominees were recognized with plaques and certificates.

The California Teacher of the Year program is sponsored by the California Department of Education and highlights educational innovation, student learning and the rewards of teaching, as well as attracting public attention to the positiveaspects of the California educational system.


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