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Thursday, July 8, 2010

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(850) 245-0413

Education Commissioner Smith to Attend Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony

Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith will announce the Florida Department of Education/Macy’s 2011 Teacher of the Year tonight in Orlando.

The announcement ceremony will take place:

Thursday, July 8, 2010
6:30 p.m.
Hard Rock Live! at Universal Studios CityWalk

The five finalists for the award are:

  • Allan Phipps, South Plantation High School, Broward County
  • Cheryl Conley, Osceola Magnet Elementary School, Indian River County
  • Cristine O'Hara, Palmetto Middle School, Miami-Dade County
  • Kelly Burnette, Yulee High School, Nassau County
  • Zachary Champagne, Mandarin Oaks Elementary School, Duval County

For more information about the Florida Department of Education/Macy's Teacher of the Year award, visit