• Awards and Honors

Best Public School

Front of Petaluma High School
  • Petaluma High School won Best Public School in the 2020 Petaluma People’s Choice Awards.

Teacher of the Month

Teri Boronkay with co-workers, students, and SCOE staff after receiving her award
  • Ms. Boronkay is a third-grade teacher at Penngrove Elementary who received dozens of enthusiastic nominations during the first month of the 2019-20 Teacher of the Month program and was named Sonoma County Teacher of the Month for October 2019.

Health Hero Award

 Karla Lounibos and family
  • Karla Lounibos, a parent educator and family mentor at Petaluma Adult School, received the Health Hero Award at the Petaluma Health Care District's annual Community Partnership Appreciation Breakfast.

    • 2020 - Best Public School, Petaluma People’s Choice Awards - Petaluma High School
    • 2019 - Teacher of the Month, October 2019 - Teri Boronkay, Penngrove Elementary
    • 2019 - Health Hero Award - Karla Lounibos, Petaluma Adult School
    • 2019 - California Distinguished School Award - Petaluma Accelerated Charter
    • 2018 - Teacher of the Month, October 2018 - Beau Rudder, South County Consortium
    • 2018 - Spirit of Education Award - PCS Special Services Team
    • 2018 - County Teacher of the Year Runner Up - Phil Tacata, Petaluma High School
    • 2017 - PG&E Solar Suitcase Award - Jessica Dennen's science classes at Carpe Diem & Sonoma Mountain High Schools
    • 2017 - Excellence in Education Award - Matthew Harris, McKinley School
    • 2017 - Sonoma County Educator of the Year - Thomas Griffin, Casa Grande High School
    • 2016 - American Literacy Corporation, Outstanding Contributions to Literacy Award - Anne Seil, McKinley School
    • 2016 - California League of High Schools, Educator of the Year - Lillian Granger, Petaluma High School
    • 2016 - California League of High Schools, Educator of the Year - Thomas Griffin, Casa Grande High School 
    • 2016 - California League of Middle Schools, Educator of the Year - Laura Bradley, Kenilworth Junior High
    • 2016 - John Philip Sousa Legion of Honor National Award Winner - Arlene Burney, Casa Grande High School
    • 2016 - ACSA Administrator of the Year - Carol Waxman, Petaluma Adult Education
    • 2016 - Cue California Site Administrator of the Year - Amy Fadeji, Penngrove Elementary
    • 2015 - California League of High Schools, Educator of the Year - Kim Arntz, Petaluma High School
    • 2015 - Sonoma County Educator of the Year - Isaac Raya, Kenilworth Junior High
    • 2015 - Henry Ford National Innovator Award - Laura Bradley, Kenilworth Junior High
    • 2015 - Sonoma County Classified Employee of the Year Finalist - April Derby, Mary Collins Charter School
    • 2015 - California Gold Ribbon School Award - Casa Grande High School