Parenting OC magazine honors local educators at inaugural Top Teacher Reception

Parenting OC honors its top teacher at a receptionParenting OC magazine shared a few photos from its first-ever Top Teacher Reception, which took place Feb. 8 at Bowers Museum.

Attendees gather at Bowers Museum for Parenting OC magazine's inaugural Top Teachers Reception We’re told more than 200 people attended the event honoring 25 outstanding local educators. David Beshk of St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano was recognized as the top teacher overall.

Sponsored by SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, the reception is independent from OCDE’s Teacher of the Year Awards Dinner. Organizers said they were inspired after gathering this year’s honorees together to take photos for the magazine.

“The past few years, when we had the top 25 all together in one room, there was a great vibe during the photo shoot,” Parenting OC publisher Randall Tierney said. “We thought this could be a bigger mixer and a more formal appreciation for what teachers do.”

For a full list of winners, visit the Parenting OC website, or pick up a copy of Parenting OC’s March 1 edition.