- Katelyn Fiori from Vero Beach Elementary School in Indian River County;
- Juan “Diego” Fuentes from Hillcrest School in Marion County;
- Tammy Jerkins from Leesburg High School in Lake County;
- Vanessa Ko from Palm Harbor Middle School in Pinellas County; and
- Michael Miller from Kissimmee Elementary School in Osceola County.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week and, to celebrate, Commissioner Stewart traveled the state and announced the five 2018 Teacher of the Year finalists. Along with our Macy’s partners, she surprised very deserving teachers in their classrooms and awarded each of them $5,000 for their personal use and $1,000 for each of their schools.
Congratulations to the five finalists! One of the following teachers will be named Florida’s 2018 Teacher of the Year at the Department of Education/Macy’s award gala on July 13: