Exceptional Educator

Valley Middle School (VMS) and Carlsbad High School (CHS) Broadcast Journalism teacher Doug Green has been named one of five California Teachers of the Year for 2016 after having also been chosen as one of the San Diego County Teachers of the Year. This marks the second year in a row that a Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) teacher has been named San Diego County Teacher of the Year, out of over 26,000 teachers who work in San Diego County.

Doug teaches broadcasting as an elective class at VMS as well as broadcast journalism at CHS. His students learn different roles both in front of and behind the camera, pitch story ideas to their classmates, and produce shows that are televised for their respective schools and greater communities. CHSTV students, under the leadership and guidance of Doug Green, have also created three highly acclaimed documentaries such as “We Must Remember,” “One in Seven – The New Face of Hunger,” and “Invisible Threat.”

CUSD Superintendent Dr. Suzette Lovely said, “Mr. Green exemplifies the exceptional teachers who are doing their magic in Carlsbad Unified’s classrooms each day. He is a model of the way great teachers become great influencers.” Doug shared, “What thrills me the most about the chance to represent the teaching profession on a statewide basis is that I will be able to share some of the wonderful successes we are having in Carlsbad schools. Teachers across this district are inspiring students in nurturing, engaging, validating learning environments.”