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Congratulations to Our PUSD Teacher of the Year Nominees!

We are thrilled to announce our three outstanding nominees for the Plumas Unified School District Teacher of the Year! Each of these educators embodies excellence in teaching and unwavering dedication to their students. Join us in celebrating their remarkable contributions to our community.

Meet the Nominees:

Mrs. Tania A. Hutchins - Portola Jr/Sr High School 

Mrs. Hutchins is renowned for her deep compassion and commitment to her students. She creates a rigorous Spanish program while building strong, supportive relationships. Beyond her classroom, Mrs. Hutchins is a constant presence at school events, offering heartfelt support to her students. Known for her tireless dedication, she’s respected by colleagues and adored by students. 

Tania Hutchins

Ms. Brandi Murray - Portola Jr/Sr High School

Ms. Murray, a respected science teacher at Portola High School, is celebrated for her engaging and challenging lessons. She fosters a structured and respectful classroom environment and maintains high expectations, encouraging her students to excel academically. Her commitment extends beyond teaching, as she communicates regularly with parents and mentors new teachers, making her a valued leader and mentor. 

Brandi Murray

Ms. Erica Perdue - Quincy Jr/Sr High School

Ms. Perdue, who teaches AP Literature, AP Language, and Pre-AP English 10, is known for her ability to simplify complex concepts and create a dynamic learning atmosphere. Her initiatives, like the "Book in Common" program, unite students and the community in a shared love for learning. Ms. Perdue’s dedication to student success and her innovative teaching methods make her an invaluable asset to QJSHS. 

Erica Perdue

The finalist for PUSD Teacher of the Year will be announced at the June 21 board meeting, and will be representing Plumas County at the state level Teacher of the Year awards. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating these exceptional educators and to stay tuned for the big announcement!

📅 Date: June 21, 2024  

🕒 Time: 12 noon

📍 Location: Board Room at 50 Church St. in Quincy

Let's show our appreciation for Mrs. Hutchins, Ms. Murray, and Ms. Perdue for their incredible work and dedication. Congratulations to all our nominees!


Published June 12. 2024