(Feb. 8, 2023) Adam Zele’s principal at Azalea Middle School called the eighth-year math teacher the definition of inspiration for educators.
“He works tirelessly, often the last car in the parking lot when I leave at 8 p.m., creating engaging, memorable lessons,” principal Susan Alvaro wrote in recommending Zele to be Pinellas County’s Teacher of the Year. “Adam Zele pours himself into the learning of his students and it shows.”
The Pinellas Education Foundation recognized his excellence Wednesday evening, naming Zele the winner of the annual teaching award during a celebration at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. He now is eligible to compete for the statewide honor. Continue reading.