Nov. 8, 2022
The 10 finalists were notified with surprise visits on Monday and Tuesday. They were selected from a group of 131 nominees who were scored by a panel of judges from the district’s Teaching and Learning Department.
The finalists will participate in an interview process and another panel of judges will select the Teacher of the Year.
All the nominees will be honored and the 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year will be announced at the annual Evening of Excellence on Jan. 25, 2023, at the Mahaffey Theater.
Congratulations to Pinellas County Schools Top 10 Teacher of the Year finalists:
Rebecca Byrne - Azalea Elementary
Jerry Cantrell - Seminole High
Amber Holmes - Melrose Elementary
Dana Ingebresten - Boca Ciega High
Rachel Mita - Sandy Lane Elementary
Jaclyn Reyes - Cypress Woods Elementary
Shelli Sorensen - Osceola Middle
Nicole Szydlowski - Seminole Middle
Courtney Thompson - Nina Harris ESE Center
Adam Zele - Azalea Middle