The Humboldt Unified School District "Teacher of the Year" program is sponsored by the Humboldt Education Foundation (HEF) and recognizes the most outstanding HUSD teachers. The 2020 banquet event takes place on March 24th, 2020 from 5:30-8pm at the Prescott Resort. The Humboldt Education Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization created to support the teachers and students of the Humboldt Unified School District. The foundation is comprised of 18 business and community volunteers who give their time and talents to further support their mission.

  • Students nominate the teachers, and the highlight of the event is to see them honor their favorite educator
  • Annual event made possible by sponsors, including local churches and businesses
  • Proceeds go to fund an a award banquet, scholarships and grants for classrooms

The finalists for the teacher of the year are chosen from student submitted essays. Students are encouraged to submit an essay about their favorite teacher explaining why their teacher should be recognized as the Teacher of the Year. Each school selects one finalist to represent their school. A finalist from the K-6th grade category and one from the 7-12th grade category will be selected by the HEF board and will be announced the night of the banquet.

There are sponsorship opportunities available for anyone in the community that is interested. Community partners are encouraged to attend the banquet and help to recognize the amazing work our teachers are doing. Sponsors have several opportunities to be recognized before, during and after the event. Individual tickets or whole tables can be purchased by community agencies to either attend or donate back to the school.

If you know a business owner who would be interested in being a sponsor, please have them contact HEF President Jim Clemens at 928-499-2288.

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Teacher of the Year
The Humboldt Education Foundation is presenting the Teacher of the Year celebration at the Prescott Resort on March 27th. Nominated by the students, teachers from each school in the HUSD will be recognized and two will be selected as Teachers of the Year.
Hungry Kids Project
Inspired by board member Carm Staker, the founder of the Hungry Kids Project, we serve the children in the Humboldt Unified School District that have been recommended by school staff as those who may not have access to adequate weekend meals. Students are provided enough food for 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners over the weekend.
Scholarships and Grants
As HEF continues to grow, we are pleased to now offer teacher mini-grants to help support classroom projects and also help to support student scholarships for those in need to further their education after high school.