FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PRESS OFFICE
FLORIDA’S 2013 TEACHER OF THE YEAR TO BE NAMED TONIGHT
Tallahassee, Fla., July 12, 2012 – The 2013 Florida Department of Education/Macy’s Teacher of the Year will be named tonight at a gala celebration in Orlando sponsored by Macy’s. Commissioner of Education Gerard Robinson will be on hand to make the announcement along with Macy’s President of Stores, Mike Krauter. Deborah Norville, Emmy Award-winning journalist and anchor of “Inside Edition,” will serve as master of ceremonies. The event will be available for viewing via live video streaming.
The five finalists for the 2013 Florida Department of Education/Macy’s Teacher of the Year are listed below.
* Nanci Brilliant, Grades 9-12 Intensive Reading and College Readiness teacher, St. Cloud High School, Osceola County
* Megan Crombie, Grades 4 and 5 combination class teacher, Riversink Elementary School, Wakulla County
* Alexandre Lopes, Pre-K, Special Education teacher, Carol City Elementary School, Miami-Dade County
* Jeffrey Pribble, Grades 9-12 English and Technology Education teacher, Escambia High School, Escambia County
* Dawn Voyer, Grades 6-8 Social Studies teacher, Cypress Lake Middle School, Lee County
WHAT: Teacher of the Year Gala
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
WHERE: Hard Rock Live
Universal Studios at CityWalk
LIVE INTERNET STREAM LINK: http://gstreamtv.com/macys
About the Florida Department of Education: The department’s mission is to increase the proficiency of all students within one seamless, efficient education system by providing them the chance to expand their knowledge and skills through world-class learning opportunities. Serving more than 3.5 million students, 4,200 public schools, 28 colleges, 188,000 teachers, 47,000 college professors and administrators, and 318,000 full-time staff throughout the state, the department enhances the economic self-sufficiency of Floridians through programs and services geared toward college, workforce education, job-specific skills and career development. Florida ranks first in the nation for teacher quality, first in the nation in advanced placement participation, and first in the southern region for graduation rate and degrees awarded by the Florida College System. For more information, visit www.fldoe.org.Tweet