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Florida’s approach to the Teacher of the Year Program is more than the glitz, glamour and grandeur of the gala and the announcement of the state’s most celebrated educator. Our program engages our educators in a year of professional development, learning and active collaboration through the Florida Teacher Lead Network, connects them within an alumni network to further their skill set, and provides opportunities to work with educators at events like the Teacher of the Year Roundtable.

Each piece is an integral part of the Teacher of the Year Program and contributes to the goal of training this talented group of teachers to become teacher leaders and improve outcomes in classrooms beyond their own.

The Florida Teacher of the Year Program would not be possible without our generous sponsors:


Learn more about the pieces that make up Florida's

Teacher of the Year Program

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Teacher of the
Year Roundtable

All 74 Florida District Teachers of the Year join together for three days of professional learning rooted in the belief that all students can succeed.


Teacher of the
Year Gala

The announcement Florida's Teacher of the Year began in 1967 and continues today.

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Teacher Lead Network

Teachers from across the state gather to learn more about mentoring other teachers with the goal of positively affecting outcomes in classrooms beyond their own.

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Governor's Summit

Governor Rick Scott invites Florida's Teachers of the Year to join him in a roundtable discussion on educational topics. The teachers also attend professional learning sessions and tour Tallahassee, Florida's capital.


Alumni Network

With over 100 members, our statewide Alumni network helps support our members in continually improving their instructional practices and impact in their schools and districts.