Winners from Florida

Adam Sage

Adam Sage

Somerset Parkland Academy
Parkland, FL

Mr. Sage taught my daughter for two consecutive years he is THE best teacher his passion to help a child unlock their potential goes far and above normal...

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Alexandra Dominguez

Alexandra Dominguez

George Washington Carver Elementary School
Coral Gables, FL

Alexandra Dominguez is in her 9th year of teaching at G.W. Carver Elementary. She has the challenging role of teaching 5th grade both virtually and in person this school year. She has been actively involved in other roles outside of her direct teaching...

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Angela Cordova

Angela Cordova

Doral Academy Elementary
Doral, FL

Angie has been a beloved teacher at Doral Academy since the school opened its doors in 2000. Every morning she greets her students with a huge smile & hug. Many of her former students come see her everyday just to tell her they miss her. Angie teaches the...

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Annemarie Luca

Annemarie Luca

Park Trails Elementary
Parkland, FL

Mrs. Luca is the most deserving loving and supportive teacher there is. I have had the privilege of being her daughter for the past 18 years and her beautiful heart has always shined. When it comes to her chosen profession my mom's family values of commitment...

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Ashley Goldstein

Ashley Goldstein

Inlet Grove High School
Riviera Beach, FL

Ms. Goldstein has been an educator for over 10 years working with struggling readers in high school. She has an exceptional pass rate for the reading graduation requirement in the state of Florida. Although distance learning has been difficult through hard...

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Ashley Steadman

Ashley Steadman

Evans High School
Orlando, FL

Ms. Steadman teaches AP Environmental Science and Honors Envir. Science at Evans High School which is a Title 1 School in Orlando FL. She consistently goes above and beyond to ensure that all her students are engaged and understanding the material. She makes...

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Bethany McAfee

Bethany McAfee

Sheridan Technical High School
Fort Lauderdale, FL

My goal is to have my students feel like they are heard valued and respected in my English class. I want to see my students hearts and their stories. There are so many sad things happening in the world that I want to make sure my students know they are...

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Brandie Soto

Brandie Soto

Binks Forest Elementary
Wellington, FL

I am nominating Mrs. Brandie Soto for this generous award sponsored by NCL. Mrs. Soto is a proud educator of Palm Beach County home of the Binks Forest Elementary Owls. This year she was the recipient of an extraordinary teacher award for having gone above...

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Cary Cabrera

Cary Cabrera

Cypress K8
Miami, FL

I am nominating Cary Cabrera for this remarkable award because she is a phenomenal educator and an outstanding person. She goes above and beyond for her students to make sure they get the education they need. She has made a plethora of contributions to her...

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Claudia Camara

Claudia Camara

George Washington Carver Elementary School
Coral Gables, FL

Claudia C·mara has been an elementary school teacher for 13 years in the state of Florida. She is currently teaching a 4th and 5th grade gifted class at G. W. Carver Elementary School. Ms. C·mara also takes other roles such as the school SECME coordinator...

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Colin Quinn

Colin Quinn

Florida Virtual School
Orlando, FL

Pre-Algebra teacher Air Force Veteran volunteers in the community helping in youth sports and high school...

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De’Garryan Andrews

De’Garryan Andrews

Crossroad Academy Charter School of Business
Quincy, FL

De'Garryan is an amazing teacher with 11 years experience. He works hard for his students and is very passionate about helping all students succeed. As a new husband and soon-to-be new father he has many upcoming life changes and his classroom and instruction...

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Elyse Kotkin

Elyse Kotkin

Cooper City High School
Cooper City, FL

Elyse is the most caring and passionate teacher around. Her relationship with her students is by far one of the best relationships I've seen between a teacher and a student. The students always confine in her. The students trust her. They also keep her hip...

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Francis Clement

Francis Clement

C.A. Boswell Elementary School
Auburndale, FL

Serving as a teacher in a low income area for over 30 years Francis contiues to go out of her way to help her students succeed. She selflessly invests her money to provide supplies for students in need. She stays late to tutor struggling students on her own...

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Gisel Zapata

Gisel Zapata

True North Classical Academy
Miami, FL

Mrs. Zapata is a Kinder teacher at True North Classical Academy. Her nickname is Mary Poppins because she loves wearing dresses making people smile & singing songs. Just like Mary Poppins she creates an atmosphere where students are free to learn make...

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Hannah Hamilton

Hannah Hamilton

Imagine chancellor
Boynton Beach, FL

Ms. Hamilton is a phenomenal Kindergarten teacher. Her love passion & dedication to make an impact on her children is incomparable. Every day she greets her students with a smile & a daily affirmation. She does everything she can to ensure her...

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Jade Pudsey

Jade Pudsey

Coral Cove Elementary School
Miramar, FL

Jade Pudsey is an awe-inspiring elementary school teacher. She always goes the extra mile spending many nights and weekends working on new ways to engage and stimulate the minds of the future. When learning became virtual Jade exceeded expectations making her...

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Kanika Gaudi Malhotra

Kanika Gaudi Malhotra

Doral International Academy of Math and Science
Miami, FL

Mrs. Gaudi is very caring hardworking and dedicated to serving each student. Her willingness to help others and teach in a fun environment are like no other. She works hard for her students and is very passionate about helping all students succeed. During...

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Keith Bona

Keith Bona

Walter C. Young Middle
Pembroke Pines, FL

Mr. Bona works tirelessly to help students achieve their highest success. He teaches Microsoft Industry Certification and Introduction to coding to middle school students. When the students complete the 3 year program they receive a Microsoft Certification in...

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Khadijah Jones

Khadijah Jones

Howard W Blake High School
Tampa, FL

She goes above and beyond with teaching she teaches Ap Environmental science and she the only teacher in the school who teaches it. She gets us to pay attention to our surroundings makes us think about our future and the paths we should take to re-do the...

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Michelle Combs

Michelle Combs

Westglades Middle School
Parkland, FL

Michelle Matteis-Combs has been teaching in South Florida for over 13 years. During those years she has never given up her passion for teaching even after being displaced from multiple schools due to budget cuts enduring the school shooting in Parkland and...

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Mike Mikulec

Mike Mikulec

Hillsborough IB High School
Tampa, FL

Mr. Mikulec goes above and beyond most while teaching AP European History at Hillsborough High School a course that is considered one of the hardest that the College Board offers. He makes this difficult course much easier to understand through his...

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Miranda Spano

Miranda Spano

Wimauma Elementary School
Wimauma, FL

I would like to nominate Mrs. Miranda Spano who is a kindergarten teacher at Wimauma Elementary in Wimauma Forida. She has passion for teaching and makes learning fun for her 5 year olds. She loves her kids and makes each of them feel like they are important....

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Rosie Quinonez

Rosie Quinonez

Indian Trace Elementary Broward County Public Schools
Weston, FL

You won't find a more dedicated and caring teacher than Mrs. Rosie Quinonez. Throughout her career she has dedicated herself to helping special education students learn and thrive in school. During Covid she has had to learn how to teach the kids through...

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Steven Shannon

Steven Shannon

Fleming Island High School
Fleming Island, FL

Mr. Shannon is an icon who deserves an amazing vacation!! Not only does he teach English literature to juniors and seniors he also teaches jazz band after school and is on staff for the marching band in the fall. Whether it's sharing love for Shakespeare or...

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Valentina Visbal

Valentina Visbal

Doral International Academy of Math and Science
Doral, FL

As a first year elementary school teacher Ms. Visbal has tried to make the best out of these unprecedented times for her 3rd graders. She brings fun and educational activities into the classroom and is very given to her career and students. She often...

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