The Down Syndrome Association of Santa Barbara County (DSASBC) will present its Extraordinary Educator 2022 Award will to Chef Terri Ingram, Dos Pueblos High School culinary arts teacher, at the 11th Annual Hoedown, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Santa Barbara Carriage Museum.

Each year the DSASBC recognizes an educator for their outstanding work with individuals with Down syndrome and others with special needs in the community.

The culinary arts teacher at Dos Pueblos for 11 years, Ingram is known as a master at inclusion. She started a Coffee Cart and the SpEd Café at Dos Pueblos, where students work on real life skills identified in their individualized education program (IEP) alongside their peers.

Ingram joins past Extraordinary Educator award recipients: Michael Galvan, Goleta Union School District’s adaptive PE teacher; El Camino School’s Linda Sparkuhl; Brandon School’s Jackie Zaida; Alpha Resource Center’s Amy Buesker; Cindy Rief, special education/transition teacher; Goleta Valley Junior High School special education teacher Cameron Stewart; Brandon School’s Laura Herrera; and Peabody Charter School’s Danelle Hurtdao.

This year’s event is sponsored by Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, Rio Vista Chevrolet & Children’s Hospital of Los Angels. Families, friends and supporters of the DSASBC celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness month.

The hoedown event will include a barbecue dinner, dancing to live music by The Dusty Jugz (The Rincons), silent auction, and activities for kids. Ticket prices are $15 adults; $5 kids which includes dinner, dancing and activities. Tickets are available at and at the door.

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