Sacha Campbell, who teaches transitional kindergarten and kindergarten-aged students at Horicon Elementary in Annapolis, was selected as the Sonoma County Teacher of the Month for March 2023.
She was presented with the award on Wednesday, March 8, during a surprise assembly attended by the school’s students, staff, and Superintendent-Principal Jeff McFarland.
Campbell has been an active member of the Horicon Elementary school community for the past 13 years – as a parent, substitute teacher, and classified aide, among other roles– though she only recently joined the school’s staff as a teacher, McFarland said.
“In just three short years on staff, Sacha has become a shining example of how to nurture young minds, build rapport with families, and aspire for greatness,” McFarland said.
Campbell was selected as the Teacher of the Month after receiving nominations for the program, which recognizes educators from throughout Sonoma County who go above and beyond for their students. The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) partners with Hot 101.7, and Froggy 92.9 — where nominations are solicited via on-air ads — as well as Community First Credit Union, to deliver this program.
The nominations for Campbell highlighted her ability to engage the school’s youngest learners in meaningful learning. One person who nominated Campbell complimented her for the environment she’s cultivated in her classroom, where students can be their “silly self, have fun, (and) ask questions.”
“The care Mrs. Campbell takes in educating her students will undoubtedly have long-lasting, positive impacts on the lives of these young children,” said Dr. Amie Carter, Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools. “I commend Mrs. Campbell for the dedication she’s shown to her students at Horicon Elementary School.”
Campbell was awarded a plaque, flowers and balloons, and a $500 classroom supply gift card from Community First Credit Union during the assembly on Wednesday.
Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond for their students? Nominations for the Sonoma County Teacher of the Month can be submitted via www.sonomacountyteacher.com, or via via Froggy 92.9 or Hot 101.7