Teachers in the Capistrano Unified School District have made their per-school selections for teachers of the year.
The following teachers in San Juan Capistrano schools have been selected by their peers:
Ambuehl Elementary – Laurie Chaddock, fifth grade
Del Obispo Elementary – Heidi Kissel, fifth grade
Kinoshita Elementary – Stephany Rose, kindergarten
Marco Forster Middle – Grace Elliot, sixth-grade English
San Juan Elementary – Carmen Perez, fourth grade
San Juan Hills High – Joe Snedeker, history
Junipero Serra School – Shannon Halbert, counselor
From the 56 winners, three will be named in May as the district-wide teacher of the year, one for each school level. The three will then compete in the Orange County teachers- of-the-year contest, according to a CUSD press release.