Two local teachers named among the county’s best educators

Two local teachers stand among the 16 recently named “Teacher of the Year” by the Los Angeles County Office of Education, drawn from a pool of about 75,000 public school educators countywide.

Dominique Evans-Bye of Glendale’s Clark Magnet High School and Sara Line of Burbank’s R.L. Stevenson Elementary were honored Friday at the Hilton Universal City as teachers who represent the “profession’s elite,” according to a statement from the county Office of Education.

The competition calls for lesson plans, resumes, essays, interviews and letters of reference, and is designed to “honor educators who have demonstrated exemplary dedication, compelling classroom practices, positive accomplishments and professional commitment,” the statement read.

Evans-Bye has taught for 19 years and currently instructs students in biology and geospatial technologies at Clark. She was recognized for striving to teach students skills they can use throughout their academic and professional careers.

Line has taught for 11 years and instructs fourth-graders. She was celebrated for teaching her students to put in effort, take risks and value their mistakes as opportunities to grow.


Kelly Corrigan,

Twitter: @kellymcorrigan