Innovations in Education

Join us... as we highlight the many outstanding programs and educators serving our students throughout the county.

Our February 2017 program will highlight the Venoco, Inc. Crystal Apple Award winners

North County:

Elementary Teacher: Patricia Epperson, Miller School, Santa Maria-Bonita School District
Secondary Teacher: Lauren Eubanks, Orcutt Academy HS, Orcutt Union School District
Classified Employee: Teresa Acosta, Lompoc Unified School District
Certificated Support Provider: Bama Medley, Teacher on Special Assignment, Santa Maria-Bonita
School District Administrator: Trevor McDonald, Lompoc Unified School District

South County:

Elementary Teacher: Tracy Schifferns, McKinley Elementary, Santa Barbara Unified School District
Secondary Teacher: Marilyn Garza, Santa Barbara JHS, Santa Barbara Unified School District
Classified Employee: Maria Pacheco, Santa Barbara County Education Office
Certificated Support Provider: Gwen Patterson, Peabody Charter, Santa Barbara Unified School District
Administrator: Barbara LaCorte, Hope School, Hope School District


This program airs repeatedly throughout the month according to the following schedule:

South County - Cox Cable

Channel 20: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Channel 71: 12 a.m. Monday; 10 p.m. Wednesday; 6:30 p.m. Thursday;  7:30 a.m. Friday

(Dates and times subject to change -- please check your Cox listings)
or watch online at

North County - Comcast Cable

Santa Maria/Orcutt
Channel 24: 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 p.m. Friday

Channel 23: 7:30 p.m. Monday; 7 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday
or watch online at

For further information call (805) 964-4710, ext. 5290, Santa Barbara County Education Office.

Innovations in Education announcement in pdf format.