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Wednesday, January 12, 2010

DOE Press Office
(850) 245-0413

Statement by Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith: Regarding Cheryl Conley named as a National Teacher of the Year Finalist

“My congratulations go out to Florida’s Teacher of the Year, Cheryl Conley, for being named as a finalist for the National Teacher of the Year award. Cheryl is an innovative leader who teaches with passion and works tirelessly to help every one of her students find success. She is a true professional who understands the powerful role of collaboration and how it can be used to produce bold new ideas that benefit our students in countless ways.”

“For the past 11 years, Cheryl has brought a spark into her classroom. She has inspired hundreds of young minds while pushing all of her students to reach their full potential and follow their dreams. I am very proud of her efforts and wish her all the best with this high honor.”