Celebrate Lemon Grove School District’s Teacher of the Year at ‘Salute’
April Major Among 42 Nominees to be Honored Sept. 7 During Live Television Event
SAN DIEGO – Lemon Grove School District’s own April Major is among the 42 teachers from around the region who will be honored Sept. 7 at the 29th annual Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers at the historic Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego.
As a district Teacher of the Year, Major is a nominee for San Diego County Teacher of the Year. Five will be named the 2019-20 San Diego County Teachers of the Year during the live, televised program. They will go on to represent the region in the California Teacher of the Year program.
The San Diego County Teacher of the Year program provides a special opportunity to not only honor the tireless efforts of local teachers, but also to bring well-deserved recognition to the teaching profession as a whole. District nominees for the program are selected on the basis of student achievement, professional development and community involvement, teaching philosophy, knowledge of educational issues and trends, promotion and development of the teaching profession, accountability, and ability to serve as ambassadors of education.
The glamorous Academy Awards-style show begins at 7 p.m. and is open to all ages. Tickets are on sale now, and friends, family, and colleagues are encouraged to attend. Tickets can be purchased online; by calling the Balboa Theatre at 570-1100 (all San Diego area codes); at the Advance Sales Windows at Third Avenue and B Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and at the theater box office, 868 Fourth Ave., which is open only on performance days. Tickets are $15.50 (price includes a $1.50 service fee; additional fees apply for online and phone purchases), and discounts are available for groups of 10 or more and for those who mention title sponsor San Diego County Credit Union. Enter SDCCU in the offer code box for online orders. The show also will be broadcast on YurView, Cox Channel 4 and 1004 in HD.