Nov. 12, 2019
The district named the top 10 finalists this week for 2019-2020 Pinellas County Schools Teacher of the Year. The finalists were notified via surprise classroom visits by district and school administrators and in some cases, their family members.
The 131 nominees were scored by a panel of judges who determined the 10 finalists based on multiple criteria. The finalists will undergo an interview process and the second round of scoring by a different panel of judges, who will select the final winner.
All of the nominees will be honored, and the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year will be announced, at the annual Evening of Excellence, which is presented by the Pinellas Education Foundation. The Evening of Excellence will be held at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020.