James Welcome is the 2011 Esquire IMAX / News10 Teacher of the Year! He teaches ESL at Valley High School in South Sacramento.
Welcome received the teaching honor at the 10th annual teacher of the year event in Sacramento Thursday night. He was nominated and selected as the February 2011 News10 Teacher of the Month.
Welcome teaches English and history. Even though English is not the first language of his students, their history test scores are among the highest in California.
With the teaching honor, Welcome received a $5,000 check from Schools Financial Credit Union, a $500 IKEA gift card, a pizza party for his class every month for a year and a Comcast entertainment package for restaurants and event tickets.
The News10 Teacher of the Year ceremony featuring Welcome and the other 11 teacher nominees will air on News10 on the following days:
- June 19 at 6:30pm
- June 20 at 7:30
- June 25 at 5pm
Sacramento & Co. / News10