Tina Lucas, a Baywood Elementary School teacher, was selected Teacher of the Year for San Luis Obispo County. She will represent the local area in the California statewide contest that will be decided later this school year. I have no doubt she is an extremely talented and dedicated teacher. And it’s always a good thing for education when someone is recognized. All teachers gain in some way. At the same time all teachers lose a little. There are a lot of wonderful teachers who deserve awards and many times they go unrecognized for years and may never win Teacher of the Year.