PLEASANT HILL -- The Contra Costa County Office of Education on Wednesday announced that four educators have been named finalists for 2014-2015 County Teacher of the Year.

The finalists are Freedom High English teacher Michael Kleiman from the Liberty Union district; Martin Luther King Jr. Junior High English teacher Elizabeth Lanfranki from the Pittsburg district; Alhambra High automotive technology teacher Brian Wheeler from the Martinez district; and Coyote Creek Elementary teacher Karen Young, who teaches Transitional Kindergarten in the San Ramon Valley district.

Two finalists will be chosen in September to represent the county in the state Teacher of the Year competition.




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