Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM

    Hilton Irvine, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.

    The Greater Irvine Chamber celebrates Irvine’s world-class education as part of what helps the city live up to its promise as a model master-planned community and its ability to sustain economic vitality by ensuring a continued skilled workforce.

    Through its Distinguished Educators program, the Chamber will recognize exemplary Irvine educators and programs that have contributed to the educational process through direct student involvement or partnership activities.

    Honorees will be announced and presented with awards at the Sept. 15 Distinguished Educators event.

    Advanced registration is required for attendance at the event. 

    $125 -Greater Irvine Chamber Members | $175 - Non-Members
    *Individual ticket purchases cannot be guaranteed to sit together


    Educator Award Categories:

    • Distinguished Educator: Primary (elementary)
    • Distinguished Educator: Secondary (middle-high)
    • Distinguished Educator: Community College (2-year)
    • Distinguished Educator: University (4-year)
    • Distinguished Educator: Career & Technical
    • Educator of the Year


    • Demonstrated high standards of teaching effectiveness
    • Outstanding or innovative teaching techniques
    • Positive reputation for teaching from the perspective of students, colleagues, and alumni
    • Evidence of sustained commitment to teaching
    • Evidence of high levels of student learning of achievement

    Program Categories:

    • Distinguished Program: Science
    • Distinguished Program: Technology
    • Distinguished Program: Engineering
    • Distinguished Program: Arts
    • Distinguished Program: Mathematics


    • Unique or extraordinary accomplishments in education in a specific STEAM field
    • Active leadership in education in a specific STEAM field
    • Noteworthy scholarly contributions to education in a specific STEAM field
    • Focus of public attention on the need for improvement of education in a specific STEAM field
    • Direct and substantial contributions to the improvement of education in a specific STEAM field
    • Contributions in a specific STEAM field over a significant period of time
    • Overall excellence of contributions in a specific STEAM field



    For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Courtney Nakagawa.