Congratulations to all of The Eddy Award winners!!!  We look forward to celebrating this event with all of you. Tickets can be purchased here on Brown Paper Tickets!

2017 Honorees

Outstanding Teachers

Teachers that inspire, challenge and support students

  • Kindergarten – 3rd Grade: Tina McGlashan, Westlake Elementary School; and Merry Iggulden,    Bayview Elementary School
  • 4-5th grade: Daniel Bickman, Gault Elementary School
  • 6-8th Grade: Laura Lorber, Mission Hill Middle School, Branciforte Middle School and Santa Cruz High School
  • 9-12 Grade: Casey Carlson, Soquel High School

 Roseann Coonerty Layne Inspiring Teacher Award

Honors a 7-12 English, History, Social Studies or Civics/Government teacher who ignites a passion for learning

  • Nancy MIgdall, English teacher, Santa Cruz High School

Unsung Heroes

Unrecognized hardworking staff and parents that make a difference every day

  • Classified: Adrianna Barrientos, Translator/Interpreter, District Office
  • Community Members: Measure A and B Committee

 Green Award

Honors those who educate about and emulate our green policies

  • Natasha Flechsig, Branciforte Middle School

 Wellness Award

Recognizes those who promote wellness in mind, spirit and body

  • Branciforte Small Schools and Principal Steven Hambright/Badri Dass

 Innovation Award

Recognizes innovation in service of our students

  • Jody Lust, writing teacher, Gault Elementary Schools

Community Supporters of the Year

Acknowledges the tremendous gift of community support for our schools


  School of the Year

Recognizes the outstanding results of a collaborative community in service of students

  • Soquel High School and Principal Gail Atlanski

Special Foundation Awards

Recognizes exemplary teachers, volunteers and programs

  • Matt Schutz, Chemistry teacher, Harbor High School
  • Mark Mathew, Volunteer, Santa Cruz County Office of Education
  • Dos Alas, Dual Immersion Program, DeLaveaga Elementary School

The Santa Cruz Education Foundation works to ensure that every one of the 7,000 Santa Cruz City Schools students at our 10 campuses, in kindergarten through high school, has an outstanding educational experience.

We believe that every child deserves an excellent neighborhood school.

 The Santa Cruz Education Foundation (SCEF) supports our schools through advocacy, outreach and fundraising.

Your contributions to support our schools are appreciated.


Our fundraising helps bring programs to the schools that normally would not be available without our help. Please join us in our efforts by picking a heart and donating through our Wall of Love!



Agile Monkey Pilates Studio

Alterra Solar


Bookshop Santa Cruz 

FashionART Santa Cruz

KSCO  AM Radio 1080

Miller Maxfield, Inc.

Moriarty’s Roofing

New Leaf Community Market 


Pizza My Heart

Whole Foods Market 

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Bay Federal Credit Union

Community PrinterDCD Insurance Services

Lloyd’s Tire & Auto Care

Palace Art & Office Supply

Shopper’s Corner

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Bronze Level Supporters

David Morrell – C21 M&M and Associates

Eidam Properties (Sunny Cove Motel)

Erik’s DeliCafé

George H Wilson, Inc.

Lighthouse Bank

Pacific Edge Climbing Gym

Redtree Properties

Shopper’s Corner Market

SSA Landscape Architects, Inc

Sutter Health Palo Alto Medical Foundation