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Two SDSU Alumni Named Top San Diego County Teachers

by Michael Klitzing

2020 San Diego County Teachers of the Year Hilda Martinez and Don Dumas

Two San Diego State University alumni have been honored as San Diego County Teachers of the Year. Don Dumas (’08, ’10, ’16) and Hilda Martinez (’98, ’01, ’16) were among five recipients of the award at the 29th Salute to Teachers awards ceremony on Sept. 7.

Dumas and Martinez were selected from a field of 42 nominees drawn from more than 22,000 public school teachers countywide. As a result of the honor, presented by the San Diego County Office of Education and Cox Communications, Dumas and Martinez are now in the running for California Teacher of the Year later this year.

“Graduates of our teacher education programs are making a positive difference in the lives of young people in San Diego County on a daily basis,” said Y. Barry Chung, dean of the College of Education. “Hilda, Don and all our inspiring alumni nominees exemplify that fact. I am grateful for their service to our community.” (read more at SDSU NewsCenter)

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