Mrs. Davis is a nominee in the State Teacher Competition

Following rounds of tough competition among the best teachers around Southern California, Sandra Davis, an English teacher at Diamond Bar High School, was honored as one of the 16 teachers chosen as 71 District Teachers of the Year for the Los Angeles County. Davis is one of the nominees for the five State Teachers of the Year.

Throughout the past summer, she received awards and recognition for her excellent teaching methods, becoming the Walnut Valley Teacher of the Year among 16 other teachers in the district. The competition included submitting a biography and several essays and participating in an interview..

“[Mrs. Davis] is a shining example of our staff here at Diamond Bar High School. We wish her luck at the state level competition of Teacher of the Year,” Principal Catherine Real said.

The awards luncheon ceremony, which honored the State Teachers of the Year nominees, took place at the Hilton Universal City and Towers on September 21.

During the ceremony, each of the 16 teachers was awarded a $1000 check, award certificates, flowers,v and a gift card to a teacher supply store.

“Hearing about other educators’ efforts to make a difference in their students’ lives has re-energized and inspired me. I have had the opportunity during this Teacher of the Year process to reflect upon how fortunate I am to be an educator of some pretty incredible students and colleagues here at DBHS. My colleagues have been so supportive and I am genuinely humbled to be representing Diamond Bar,” Davis said.