Alameda Middle School Teacher Given District Award

Alameda County Office of Education--Alameda County Superintendent of Schools L.K. Monroe (left) presents a certificate to Alameda Unified teacher Veronica Rylander, who teaches eighth grade drama at Lincoln Middle School.

Alameda Middle School Teacher Given District Award

Lincoln Middle School teacher Veronica Rylander was named one of 18 Alameda County District Teachers of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year.

The Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) announced its 2022 Teachers of the Year on May 5. The teachers are selected by Alameda County school districts and regional occupational programs. Rylander won for the Alameda Unified School District.

Rylander is an eighth-grade drama teacher at Lincoln Middle School, located at 1250 Fernside Blvd.

“The last two years have had a profound impact on how our schools operate, and teachers have been on the frontline through all of the changes,” said Alameda County Superintendent of Schools L. K. Monroe in a press release. “The honorees are recognized for their individual dedication and excellence in the classroom, and they collectively represent the more than 200,000 educators doing amazing work across Alameda County every day. These honorees personify the ACOE mission statement, ‘to provide, promote, and support leadership and service to ensure the success of every child, in every school, every day.’”

All 18 Teachers of the Year awardees will be honored at the 33rd Annual Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts.