Teacher of the Year Kick-off Dinner will not be held in 2023.  Tickets for the Teacher of the Year Banquet are available until April 19 online at


or printed tickets are available for purchase at the Yuma Convention Center, the Yuma Art Center, and Yuma Parks and Recreation.

Teacher of the Year Kick-off Dinner 2022

The 2022 Teacher of the Year Kick-Off Dinner was held on the campus of Arizona Western College on Monday, March 7, 2022  This event recognized all those nominated for the Teacher of the Year. Nominees were treated to dinner, a program recognizing their accomplishments, and prizes!

The Education Foundation of Yuma County would like to recognize and thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous donations of door prizes:

Door Prize Donations

  • Fusion Acupuncture and Massage
  • Rafael's Hair Studio
  • The Garden Cafe
  • Harry Hengl (repurposed wind chimes and other repurposed objects)
  • Pilkington Construction, Clint Harrington, President
  • Maria Cruz
  • Cindy Rodriguez
  • Meredith Nelson
  • Fluid Energies Therapeutic Massage & Yoga Wellness
  • Sprague's Sports, Inc.
  • J n Frank's Salon
  • Chretin's Restaurant

Kickoff Dinner 2022