On May 16, Alma Lepe-Santana, a special education pre-school teacher at Ehrhardt Elementary School in Elk Grove, was recognized as the new Esquire IMAX ABC10 Teacher of the Year. The recognition included a $5,000 check from Schools Financial Credit Union, and an additional prize package courtesy of Papa Murphy’s, Sizzler and other sponsors.

Lepe-Santana was one of 12 ABC10 Teachers of the Month in the running for the honor. The Teacher of the Month is chosen by the faculty in the College of Education at Sacramento State. At the end of the school year, they then select the Esquire IMAX/ABC10 Teacher of the year from the 12 monthly winners.

This is the 12th year the Sacramento State College of Education, Schools Financial Credit Union, and other key sponsors have partnered with ABC10 on the Teacher of the Month program. Over 400 guests attended this year’s awards program held at the Esquire IMAX Theater in downtown Sacramento.

To nominate a teacher you think is deserving and see all of ABC10’s Teacher of the Month profiles, please visit: https://www.abc10.com/teacherofthemonth