November 15, 2017
The 10 finalists in the 2017-18 Outstanding Educator of the Year recognition program have been named.
The Outstanding Educator of the Year finalists are:
A panel of judges determined the 10 finalists based on multiple criteria. The finalists will undergo an interview process and a second round of scoring by a different panel of judges, who will select the final winner.
The 10 finalists will participate on a float in the annual Snowfest Parade in St. Petersburg on December 2, 2017. All of the nominees and finalists will be honored, and the 2017-18 Outstanding Educator of the Year will be announced, at the annual Evening of Excellence, which is presented by the Pinellas Education Foundation. The evening is sponsored by Ditek, Humana and the Tampa Bay Rays, and will be held at The Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.