The West Contra Costa school district has chosen four Teachers of the Year for 2014, two of whom will be entered in the competition for Contra Costa County

Teacher of the Year.

The four teachers selected are Bruce McCormick, an eighth-grade English teacher at Portola Middle School in El Cerrito; Patricia Simon, a fifth-grade teacher at

Montalvin Elementary School in San Pablo; Keith Johnson, band instructor at El Cerrito High School; and Adam Quintero, an eighth-grade science teacher at

DeJean Middle School in Richmond.

McCormick and Johnson were chosen to represent the district in the 2014 county Teacher of the Year competition. The winner or winners of that competition will

be announced in September.

Beth Levine, who teaches third through fifth graders at Montalvin Elementary, was chosen as one of two county Teachers of the Year for 2013.

The four teachers will be honored at the district's Excellence in Education celebration May 16 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond.



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