RIVERSIDE – Edwin Gomez, Riverside County superintendent of schools, named a high school principal and a school nurse as the next two recipients of the 2021 Riverside County Educators of the Year awards in virtual surprise visits held Friday, March 5, and a confidential administrative assistant as the final 2021 Riverside County Educator of the Year in a virtual surprise visit held Wednesday, March 10.
The surprise virtual visits were attended by colleagues, family members, board members, superintendents and school and district employees.
Principal of Year
Esteban Lizarraga is the principal at Citrus Hill High School in the Val Verde Unified School District. He has served 16 years in education, including eight years as a principal. During his time at Citrus Hill High School, he