SACRAMENTO - Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year Cindy Egan was recently named California State Teacher of the Year semifinalist.
A biology and AP environmental sciences teacher at San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, Egan was named Contra Costa County's Teacher of the Year in mid-September, along with Beth Levine of Montalvin Manor Elementary in San Pablo.
Egan started teaching more than eight years ago, after a successful 25-year career as a civil engineer, working throughout the world. Yet, she often thought about teaching, so decided to become a teacher.
Egan will be recognized along with other Teachers of the Year honorees by California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson at a gala in Sacramento on Feb. 4.
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