Teacher of the Year



In an effort to recognize outstanding teaching, the Education Foundation of Martin County proudly hosts the annual Martin County Teacher of the Year program in cooperation with the Martin County School District.  


Nominees are selected by their peers from each of the schools throughout the district. These contenders represent the best of the best as they vie for the title of Martin County Teacher of the Year. Each nominee must participate in an introductory orientation, complete a comprehensive portfolio, and take part in an intensive interview process.

The name of the winning teacher is revealed during the Education Foundation of Martin County Teacher of the Year Awards Celebration. This celebration is not like your ordinary awards ceremony. It's a festive party designed to celebrate each of the nominees for their unique contributions to the classroom, their students, and our community. During this special evening, school spirit is in full swing as everyone cheers, dances, and even struts to the beat of specially selected music as each nominee makes his or her way to the stage in anticipation of the winning name being revealed.
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The district winner then represents the Martin County School District in the competition to become the Florida Department of Education's Teacher of the Year.

2023-2024 Candidates

Crista Johnson
Wendy Duncan
Joshua Perry
John Fey
Jessica Kujawa
Christina Davis
Krista Brown
Katarina Brault
June Parrilli
Terrence Powell
Jordan Hauck
Mike Thurman
Susan Sawczak
Michele Waddill
Monty Cancilla
Kasey Cadieux
Brittany Queen
Renee Goebel
Elissa Derby
Kyle Gorton
Leigh Townley
Joy Kastanias
Gloria Quintero
Janine Mulberry
Bessey Creek Elementary School
Citrus Grove Elementary School
Crystal Lake Elementary School 
Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School
Felix A. Williams Elementary School
Hidden Oaks Middle School
Hobe Sound Elementary School
Hope Center for Autism
Indiantown Middle School
J.D. Parker School of Science, Math & Tech
Jensen Beach Elementary School
Jensen Beach High School
Martin County High School
Murray Middle School
Palm City Elementary School
Pinewood Elementary School
Port Salerno Elementary School
Riverbend Academy
SeaWind Elementary School
South Fork High School
Stuart Middle School
Treasure Coast Classical Academy
Warfield Elementary School
Willoughby Learning Center

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