Sonoma County Office of Education

Current Honorees

Sonoma County Teacher Named California Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Ross Hause, a 6th grade teacher at Luther Burbank Elementary School in Santa Rosa, CA, who has been named a California Teacher of the Year for 2020! Learn more.

Sonoma County Teacher of the Year, 2020

Ross Hause - 2019 Teacher of the year

Ross Hause, Teacher of the Year 2020
6th Grade, Luther Burbank Elementary School
Santa Rosa City School District

Read the press release.



Finalist, 2020

Nhung Luong
2nd & 3rd Grades, J.X. Wilson School
Wright Elementary School District
Santa Rosa, CA



2020 Sonoma County Exemplary Teachers

  • Aurelia Blossom Lievore, 5th-8th Grades, Fort Ross School, Fort Ross Elementary School District
  • Caitlin Cameron, Science, Ridgway High School, Santa Rosa City School District
  • Emma Dunsmore, 1st-2nd Grades, Brook Hill Elementary School, Santa Rosa City School District
  • Barbara Fayter, Kindergarten, Jefferson Elementary School, Cloverdale Unified School District
  • Dana Gordon, Pre-K, Steele Lane Preschool Program, Santa Rosa City School District
  • Mike MacLean, 8th Grade, US History, Windsor Middle School, Windsor Unified School District
  • Christina Mortensen, Kindergarten-2nd Grade, Spring Creek Elementary School, Rincon Valley Union School District