In recognition of California Day of the Teacher (May 8) and Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5 to 11), here are 10 inspiring educators — from preschool teachers to college instructors — working in schools across northern Santa Barbara County. Last week, the Santa Barbara County Education Office named Michele Frantz, a first grade teacher at Joe Nightingale Elementary School in Orcutt, as the county's teacher of the year.
Allan Hancock College Singers Director Ann Lucas will take her final bow after "That's it!," the group's spring concert to be performed May 9 …
Aniela Hoffman wants girls to know that it is OK to make a mistake. As a matter of fact, she celebrates them.
Cabrillo High School teacher Chris Ladwig was selected as Lompoc Unified School District’s teacher of the year, district leaders announced Tue…
Like many of her agricultural science students, Erin Krier feels most comfortable and at home in Hancock College's garden plots.
Over the course of his four-decade career as an educator and athletic trainer at Lompoc High School, Tom Blanco has aided and mentored an unto…
As the third week of classes came to a close at Hancock College, Amiko Matsuo was settling into her role as the new ceramics instructor.
It may be easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the first day of school at Fairlawn Elementary, but it's hard to miss Ibrahim Mouzaoui.
“Graduation” is a word usually associated with high schools and colleges. Even at the middle school level, moving up is usually referred to as…