(Jan. 15, 2021)
Which is why Pinellas County School leaders knew they couldn’t let this year pass without it.
“More than any time in my life of working in education, this year is an exception year. And what we have seen is teachers have risen to the occasion like no other,” said Stacy Baier, CEO of Pinellas Education Foundation.
The annual Evening of Excellence will happen this year, despite the pandemic.
The only difference is tens of thousands of people, instead of the normal 1,500, are invited to join in to honor our educators.
“I think what’s an unintended outcome of having to go virtual is in fact the entire community can participate in the event,” said Baier.
The goal is to have 20,000 people join in to the virtual event, where one teacher will be named Teacher of the Year.
Those working behind the scenes have spent more than a month figuring out how to make this virtual event just as special as it would be in person.