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Teachers Are Heroes
Presented by Azusa Pacific University & San Diego County Toyota Dealers
About Teachers Are Heroes
Since 2001, the Entercom San Diego stations; Easy 98.1, KSON and FM94/9 have partnered with Azusa Pacific University for the 'Teachers Are Heroes' program. Listeners have told us heartfelt stories of teachers going above and beyond their jobs in creating a life-long love for learning in our children. Each school year, twelve teachers are selected by a panel of station and sponsor representatives to be recognized by the program. With the support of the San Diego County Office of Education, we visit the schools and make a presentation at an all-school assembly. The essay nomination is read aloud in front of the student body, faculty and visiting parents.
Azusa Pacific University
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California. If you are seeking a San Diego university with a personal touch, consider the San Diego Regional Center home of APU.
For Our Teachers & Students
As a show of appreciation, on the day of the presentation, the entire class enjoys a lunch party courtesy of Wendy's and at the conclusion of the school year, teachers, classes and families gather for a complimentary fun day at Sea World San Diego, which includes a private presentation ceremony.
Nominate Now!To nominate a teacher, click the button and submit the entry form. Let us know in 500 words or less why the teacher you are nominating is a hero. You can also mail an entry, submitting the form information to, "Teachers Are Heroes," 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.
'Teachers Are Heroes' is also supported by:

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Meet Our 'Teachers Are Heroes' Recipients

'Teachers Are Heroes' is presented by Azusa Pacific University.
  • Colleen Swesey

    St. Therese Academy

    We're celebrating our latest teacher to be honored in our 'Teachers Are Heroes' program - Colleen Swesey, Kinder, St. Therese Academy in San Diego! Read More
  • Mrs. Leslie Shepard

    Notre Dame Academy

    The Entercom San Diego stations are proud to present our latest recipient of our 'Teachers Are Heroes' award, Mrs. Leslie Shepard... Read More
  • Sarah Hackett

    Carlton Oaks School

    The Entercom San Diego stations are pleased to present “Teachers Are Heroes” honoree, Sarah Hackett of Carlton Oaks School. Read More
  • Joy Wilson

    Ocean Beach Elementary

    Presenting our latest "Teachers Are Heroes" award recipient, Joy Wilson of Ocean Beach Elementary! Read More
  • Lenny Correia

    Lakeview Elementary

    Congratulations to 'Teachers Are Heroes' award recipient Lenny Correia of Lakeview Elementary in Lakeside! Read More
  • Connie Wadleigh

    Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary

    Meet our latest "TEachers Are Heroes" award recipient, Connie Wadleigh, 2nd Grade educator... Read More
  • Melanie Calimlim

    Castle Park Elementary

    "Teachers Are Heroes" is proud to present Melanie Calimlim , 4th Grade educator at Castle Park Elementary... Read More