SACRAMENTO -- A science teacher from San Leandro High and another from San Ramon Valley High will be among 18 top educators statewide to be honored at a California Teacher of the Year gala in February.

Victor Doan, who teaches honors and Advanced Placement Biology at San Leandro High, was selected as one of six finalists in the annual statewide Teacher of the Year competition.

Cindy Egan, who teaches biology and Advanced Placement sciences at San Ramon Valley High in Danville, was named as one eight semifinalists in the awards program that will also recognize five California Teachers of the Year.

More information about the state's Teacher of the Year program is available by visiting www.cde.ca.gov/ta/sr. Click on California Teachers of the Year.