Teachers are Heroes

Presented by Azusa Pacific University San Diego Regional Campus & San Diego County Toyota Dealers

About Teachers Are Heroes
This year, the Azusa Pacific University’s Teachers are Heroes Award celebrates 17 years of recognizing dedicated and inspirational Public, Charter  and Private Elementary School Teachers across San Diego County.  San Diego County has 780 schools and 120 charter schools, 42 school districts serving more 500,000 students. In all, there are more than 26,000 public school teachers throughout the County. And only 12 will be recognized as the Azusa Pacific University’s Teachers Are Hero Award recipient in 2017/18. Every year, more than 150 nomination letters are submitted to the Selection Committee.  Each letter is carefully reviewed utilizing a criteria on how a teacher displays inspiration, enthusiasm, service and is respected by students, teachers and colleagues and parents. When a teacher is selected, with the help of the San Diego County Office of Education, representatives of Azusa Pacific University and the radio station will make a formal “surprise” presentation to our honored teacher.

 

For our Teachers & Students

As an appreciation, each honored Teacher receives the following:  a gift card to purchase school supplies for their classroom; a classroom pizza party provided by Papa John’s Pizza and an end-of-school year Teacher celebration featuring more than 800 students from across San Diego County at LEGOLAND California Resort. 

 

Nominate
Nominate a Public, Charter or Private School Teacher today. To nominate a teacher, use this form and submit the entry form. Let us know in 500 words or less why the teacher you are nominating is a hero; how he or she inspires students in and beyond the classroom, exemplifies excellence and motivates and challenges students to excel. You can also mail an entry, submitting the form information to, "Teachers Are Heroes, Attn: George Sandoval" 1615 Murray Canyon Rd. Suite 710 San Diego, CA 92108. (To comply with Federal guidelines, we ask that you please have a parent or legal guardian fill out and submit this form if you are 17 years of age or younger.) Read our Privacy Policy here.

 

Azusa Pacific University San Diego Regional Campus
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California and here at the San Diego Regional Campus in Mission Valley for local convenience. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education featuring bachelor’s completion programsmaster’s degrees, and teacher credentialing.  The San Diego regional campus focuses on programs that are tailored to the needs of adult learners. If you are seeking a San Diego university with a personal touch, consider the San Diego Regional Campus home of APU. 

 

Azusa Pacific University continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.  For more information, call (619) 718-9655 or (877) 210-8839.  Email - sandiego@apu.edu Anytime on-line at: apu.edu/sandiego/

 

'Teachers are Heroes' is also supported by:

 

Teachers Are Heroes - Alana Howell

We are honored to present our first 'Teachers Are Heroes' award recipient for the 2017-18 school year, Alana Howell from Mission Estancia Elementary in Encinitas.
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'Teachers Are Heroes' LEGOLAND Celebration

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the Entercom San Diego stations along with LEGOLAND® California Resort, hosted the annual 'Teachers Are Heroes' Award celebration. The event was attended by all of our honored educators for the 2016-17 school year, along with their families and the families of their...
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Teachers Are Heroes - Ed Sandstrom

The Entercom San Diego stations, along with Azusa Pacific University San Diego Regional Campus and the San Diego County Office of Education present our latest 'Teachers Are Heroes' award winner - Ed Sandstrom ! Mr. Sandstrom is a 4th Grade educator from Los Peñasquitos Elementary, part of the Poway...
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Teachers Are Heroes - Leslie Van Dam

The Entercom San Diego stations along with Azusa Pacific University San Diego Regional Campus and the San Diego County Toyota Dealers present 'Teachers Are Heroes' recipient Leslie Van Dam from Lemoncrest Elementary in Lakeside! In her nomination letter for Ms Van Dam, Diane McCain says... Ms...
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Teachers Are Heroes - Kerry Clamon

Azusa Pacific University San Diego Regional Campus and the Entercom Stations celebrate Kerry Clamon , recipient of our "Teachers Are Heroes" Award! Kerry Clamon is an educator at School of the Madeleine in San Diego's Bay Park community. Pictured, from left, Joel Powell of Azusa Pacific University...
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Teachers Are Heroes - Joe Kemery

Azusa Pacific University and the Entercom San Diego stations are pleased to honor Joe Kemery of Pride Academy at Prospect Avenue School in Santee for our 'Teachers Are Heroes' program! Mr. Kemery teaches a 4th and 5th-grade combination class and is a self-professed "ed tech geek" who also leads a...
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