The Florida Teacher of the Year Program celebrates the women and men who have dedicated their lives to educating future generations. Each year, Florida’s school districts have the opportunity to 74 teachers as District Teachers of the Year. These top educators are selected for many reasons including extraordinary student gains, community involvement, teacher leadership and instructional practices. Five District Teachers of the Year are named Teacher of the Year Finalists and, from those, one statewide winner is selected as the Christa McAuliffe Ambassador for Education.
Meet the Florida teachers who were chosen for the honor of Teacher of the Year Finalist.
2019 Florida Teacher of the Year Finalists
Alonzo and Tracy Mourning
Senior High School
“The only way to create the future we need is to give our students the ability to launch themselves farther than they ever dreamed. Advocating for educational equity and access will help convert this dream into a reality for students throughout our state.”
Instructional Mathematics Coach
“I am inspirired when I have a collaborative relationship, make a connection, and create positive change in a teacher's technique that is reflected in the classroom.”