National Teacher of the Year Award

  • 2002 -- Chauncey Veatch -- Social Studies, Cochella Valley High School, Thermal, California
  • 2000 -- Marilyn Jachetti Whirry, Ph.D. -- English, Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach, California 
  • 1994 -- Sandra L. McBrayer -- Self Contained Classroom, Homeless Outreach School, San Diego, California
  • 1990 -- Janis T. Gabay -- English , Junipero Serra High School, San Diego, California
  • 1977 -- Myrra L. Lee -- Social Living, Helix High School, La Mesa, California
  • 1952 -- Geraldine Jones -- First Grade, Hope Public School, Santa Barbara, California

To be the best California teacher, you must model excellence. Accelerate your teaching career by earning your Masters Degree, PhD, or Administrative Credentials.

Good News for California Teachers

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California Teacher Salary Statistics and Benefits

  • California teachers have a starting salary of $41,131
  • California teachers have an average salary of $67,871
  • The 10 year growth in salary is 29.3%
  • California Teachers get about 15 weeks of vacation every year
  • It takes a California Teacher 3 years to be eligible for their tenure

California Department of Education

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  • Phone Number: (916) 319-0800

Becoming a California Teacher is undoubtedly a self-rewarding career. Are you interested in learning the steps to become a teacher in California, or would you rather learn about improving your teaching career with an advanced degree?

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