On Saturday, November 14, Christopher Hanna, a fourth grade teacher at Ellwood School in the Goleta Union School District, was honored as one of Santa Barbara County’s three Distinguished New Educators.
“A Salute To Teachers” was presented as a partnership between the Santa Barbara County Education Office and Cox Communications. The third annual event included celebration of three teachers who have been chosen as Distinguished New Educators and three who were recognized as Distinguished Mentors. The gala event also included a presentation to the 2016 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year, Brandon Sportel.
Exceptional coverage of A Salute to Teachers has been published throughout the month by Noozhawk, also a sponsoring partner in the event. You can read more about Mr. Hanna here, including a video link to work by his fourth grade students using computer software to create virtual tours of California missions. Click here for link to more information about other Santa Barbara educators who were honored at “A Salute to Teachers.”