Sonoma County Office of Education

Congratulations to Chelsea Borell, Teacher of the Month

05/10/2020 -

Chelsea Borell is surprised with her award over Zoom Chelsea Borell, a third-grade teacher at Sequoia Elementary in Rincon Valley Union School District, has been named Sonoma County Teacher of the Month for May 2020.

The monthly award honors one of Sonoma County's most outstanding teachers from October through May. It is sponsored by the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), K-HITS 104.9, and Community First Credit Union (CFCU), with additional support from Platinum Chevrolet and Bernstein Orthodontics.

“So many teachers have stepped up in incredible ways to support students and families during these unprecedented times of distance learning,” said Steven D. Herrington, Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools. “The Teacher of the Month program this year seeks to honor, support, and thank those teachers who have gone above and beyond to support students during the shelter-in-place."

Ms. Borell ...."

Representatives from SCOE and KHITS surprised Ms. Borell over a virtual staff meeting held Tuesday, May 26. She will also be given $600 worth of gift cards for classroom supplies, courtesy of Bernstein Orthodontics, Platinum Chevrolet, and Redwood Credit Union. Normally, she would also be presented with a plaque. However, because the sign store was closed due to COVID-19, several of her students, whose families nominated Ms. Borell, made hand-made signs for her.

A student holds his hand-made sign for Ms. Borell A student holds his hand-made sign for Ms. Borell

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