Winners from Florida

2019 Winners

Bethany McAfee

Bethany McAfee

Sheridan Technical High School
Fort Lauderdale, FL

As an 11th and 12th grade English teacher frequently my impact can be seen after my students graduate. One student has told me she is now going to be a teacher...

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Ashley Lantes

Ashley Lantes

Windy Hill Middle School
Clermont, FL

Middle school science teacher always puts her students first works 10-12 hour days through most of the week responsible for bringing thousands of dollars worth...

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Alexandra Durr

Alexandra Durr

George Washington Carver Elementary School
Coral Gables, FL

Ms. Alexandra Durr is a 4th grade math science and social studies teacher at a public school in Coconut Grove Florida. She is passionate about what she does...

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Racheal Spires

Racheal Spires

Imagine Schools at Town Center
Palm Coast, FL

Mrs. Spires has a niche for teaching. I truly believe that teaching is her true calling and passion. Mrs. Spires has been teaching for 7 years and this is her...

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Chris Wikfors

Chris Wikfors

Randall Middle School
Lithia, FL

After suffering a near death traumatic brain injury as a freshman in college Chris has defied all odds to become a dedicated honors mathematics teacher who...

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Kendall Carrier

Kendall Carrier

Manatee High School
Bradenton, FL

My husband Kendall is not only the most inspirational educator I have ever seen but he chooses to share joy with his students every day even after experiencing...

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2021 Winners

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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