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Evening of Excellence

Join is in celebrating the best in education at the Evening of Education 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.

Monday, January 22, 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

For event inquiries, please contact Kiersten Keely at [email protected] or 727-588-4816, ext. 2111.

- 2023-24 Teacher of the Year Finalists -

Deanna Barthel
Clearwater Fundamental

Lisa Bitting
Palm Harbor University High School

Sadra Bostick
Ponce de Leon Elementary School

Kristin Campbell
Sandy Lane Elementary School

Karin David
East Lake Middle School

Debbie Georgia
Gibbs High School

Kristin Jennings
Bay Vista Fundamental

Gerard Madrinan
Seminole High School

Naomi Middlebrooks
Maximo Elementary School

Cole Pierce
Tyrone Middle School

Being a classroom teacher means having the opportunity to mentor, teach and guide. I love being a middle school teacher at Azalea, where every day, I am making a difference for good in the lives of my students by helping them discover a passion for learning and discovery.

- Dr. Adam Zele, 2023 Teacher of the Year

Watch the 2023 Evening of Excellence Replay

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