On Nov. 10, the Orange County Department of Education honored the 2016 Orange County Teachers of the Year nominees and finalists at a dinner celebration at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.
Our media services team put together the short video above to share a few highlights from the event.
As we previously reported, teachers Natalie Carias, Janis Leach, Lisa Moloney, Sharon Romeo and Dr. Karah Street were named the 2016 Orange County Teachers of the Year. Lisa Moloney was also named a semifinalist in the California Teachers of the Year competition.
A total of $150,000 in cash awards — donated by the Dr. James Hines Foundation, established by Orange County residents Bill and Sue Gross — were presented to the teachers during the ceremony. Sponsors of the event included SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union and the Disneyland Resort.