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Evening of Excellence

Join us to celebrate the best in education at the
Evening of Excellence honoring the Teacher of the Year!

The Pinellas Education Foundation hosts its annual Evening of Excellence, showcasing the outstanding teachers of Pinellas County Schools. Ten finalists are celebrated at this exciting event, culminating with the naming of the district’s prestigious Teacher of the Year award.


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Theater doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Show begins at 6:30 p.m.

Mahaffey Theater
400 First Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Tickets & Sponsorship Information Coming Soon!

For event inquiries, please contact Elizabeth Szostak at 727-588-4816, ext. 2117.

Watch the 2022 Evening of Excellence

- 2021-22 Teacher of the Year Finalists -

Eileen Iacobucci
East Lake High School

Bonnie Capraz
Pinellas Technical College at St. Petersburg

Lorna Kelley
Tyrone Middle School

Sarah Swoch
Pinellas Park Middle School

Justin Howard
Campbell Park Elementary School

Esvicloria Blasingane
Pinellas Secondary School

Catalina Andujar
Eisenhower Elementary School

Melissa Walls
Safety Harbor Elementary School

Ivana Grant
Richard O. Jacobson Technical High School at Seminole

Deanna Russo
Seminole High School