SANTA ROSA – Dozens of the top local teachers, who work to help students thrive and excel from kindergarten all the way to college, were honored at a Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce event on Aug. 17.
The 27th annual Education & Business Partnership Breakfast honored teachers at public and charter schools in Santa Rosa. PG&E was the lead sponsor for the event.
As the Chamber noted on its website, PG&E “demonstrated a tremendous level of commitment to education and our community by granting $15,000 for the Excellence in Education Awards, money that went directly to award recipients in support of their classroom and school projects.”
The event attracted several hundred people. It was held at the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa.
Speakers included Dan Blake of the Sonoma County Office of Education, Oscar Chavez of Community Action Partnership and Kellie Noe, the Cradle to Career project manager for Sonoma County Health Services.
Kelli Nevin, PG&E’s government relations representative in Sonoma County, was joined by PG&E colleagues Eva Chu and Leslie Horak in announcing some of the honored educators.
“As today’s teachers face ever increasing challenges, the local PG&E team was thrilled for the opportunity to recognize the excellent educators here in Santa Rosa and to honor their commitment to their students and greater community,” said Nevin.
Each nominated teacher received a certificate and a check to support the needs of their classroom.