One of two Sacramento County Teachers of the Year is Rachel Baird. She is an 11th- and 12th-grade English teacher at Cosumnes Oaks High School (Elk Grove Unified School District). Both teachers are now eligible to advance to the statewide competition where five teachers will be chosen as California Teachers of the Year.
About the County Teachers of the Year Program
A selection committee comprised of education professionals, including previous Sacramento County Teachers of the Year, interviewed 12 local district Teachers of the Year and chose the two winners. All local educational agencies are invited to nominate a teacher to participate in the program each year. (Large districts are eligible to nominate two teachers.) The program is presented by SCOE in partnership with the Sacramento Kings, the Sacramento Republic FC, the Sacramento River Cats, Intel Corporation Folsom, SAFE Credit Union, and the Sacramento Scottish Rite.