Teachers of the Year 2022-20223

The Empire Union School District would like to pay special tribute to our outstanding TK-8 teachers.  Teachers face many challenges every day in their classrooms and in the community, and to promote public recognition and respect for the teaching profession. Teachers are recognized for their exceptional work as positive role models for young people and as dedicated representatives of their profession. 

Amy Fuller, Kinder Teacher at Capistrano Elementary, and Administrator James Jensen

Nancy Ochoa, Kinder Teacher at Stroud Elementary, and Stroud Principal David Cline


Susana Magaña-Curiel, Supplemental Teacher at Empire Elementary and Principal Claudia Camarena

Bret Shaeffer, 4th Grade Teacher at Hughes Elementary, and Principal Jeri Hamera

Kelly Powers, Teacher - Resource Specialist at Sipherd Elementary, and Assistant Superintendent C.W. Smith

Susan Moore - Teacher SDC-MM at Glick Middle School, Principal Isaias Rumayor