Sonoma County Office of Education

Sonoma Valley Teacher Andy Mitchell named Sonoma County Teacher of the Year - Runner Up

02/14/2017 - Teacher of the Year Runner-Up Andy Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell, a photography teacher at Sonoma Valley High School, has received the runner-up honor for Sonoma County Teacher of the Year.

His nomination described a man with “astonishing” work ethic, whose passion for for teaching and care for his students as individuals has led to the creation of a “powerhouse” award-winning photography program.

Mr. Mitchell is the recipient of a $2,000 award provided by Community First Credit Union. SCOE congratulates Mr. Mitchell on this honor.

“At SCOE, we seek to inspire the local educational community by honoring and telling the stories of our most outstanding teachers. I can’t imagine better models for rigorous, student-centered teaching than this year’s winner and runner-up,” County Superintendent Steve Herrington said.

Full nomination forms are available to the media upon request.

Jamie Hansen | SCOE Communications Specialist | 707-524-2620 |
Eric Backman | Casa Grande High Principal | 707-778-4679 |