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Chris Hansen: Alameda's Teacher of the Year

The Lincoln Middle School teacher will be honored along with other Alameda County winners at an awards ceremony in October.

Chris Hansen of is among this year's winners of the Teacher of the Year Awards, the Alameda County Office of Education has announced.

Hansen is an eighth grade Core program teacher and has coached Lincoln's boys basketball and Ultimate Frisbee teams, according to his district web page. He is a native of new York and a graduate of Skidmore College.

Alameda Unified School District selected Hansen as its district teacher of the year and its candidate for county and statwide awards. The award was announced at the May 22 Board of Education meeting.

Other finalists for the AUSD award were Kimberley Hare, Lum Elementary School; Joan Ralph, Earhart Elementary School; and Anne Turpin, Alameda High School.

Hansen and other Alameda County school district winners will be honored at an awards ceremony on Oct. 4 at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts. The Alameda County Teacher of the Year winner, and candidate for the state nomination, will also be announced during the event. The event is open to the public; registration details will become available in July.

Alameda Teacher June 01, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Congratulations Mr. Hansen! Your hard work and dedication to students is amazing. The award is well deserved.
lydie thomas June 01, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Well deserved!
Tina Koeberl June 02, 2012 at 08:41 PM
And addition to all that is listed above he boldly inspires the Wall Breaker program combating bullying through film testimonials by students. Bravo Chris!
Margie Sherratt June 04, 2012 at 03:07 AM
Congratulations, Chris. I concur with your colleagues that the award is well deserved. AUSD is proud of you...and grateful for your commitment to students. As a former middle school teacher for 16 years, I know that this age group can be challenging and most rewarding at the same time. To work with a middle school age student is fun and never dull I commend you for all that you do to enhance their learning experience and your efforts to shape the students into being caring and sensitive young adults. Margie Sherratt Board of Education

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