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January 29, 2020

Evening of Excellence Presented by Aetna The Pinellas Education Foundation hosts its annual Evening of Excellence, showcasing the outstanding teachers of Pinellas County Schools. Ten finalists are celebrated at this exciting event, culminating with the naming of the district’s prestigious Teacher of the Year award. Longtime Tampa Bay Rays broadcaster Dewayne Staats will return as […] Learn More


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Courtney Titcomb, a first-grade teacher at Azalea Elementary School, and Olivia Crawford, a language arts teacher at Largo Middle School, were named the district’s inaugural Emerging Teachers of the Year. Learn more:


Staci DaSilva representing 74th Street Elementary School is a finalist for Pinellas County’s Teacher of the Year! Join us in honoring Ms. DaSilva along with other outstanding teachers at the Evening Excellence on Jan. 29. Tickets available at

Our 2020 @TSICL4LFellows are all smiles at the Take Stock Leadership Summit welcome reception! Leaders 4 Life is celebrating 10 years of honoring exceptional Take Stock students🎓🎉 #Leaders4Life #TakeStockturns25 #TakeStockinChildren

Join us at the Evening of Excellence on Jan. 29 as we honor incredible teachers like Cheri Connolly from Anona Elementary School, a finalist for @my_pcs Teacher of the Year. Tickets available at

We’re proud to award Edward “Mike” Hoke with the 2020 Mentor of the Year Award at the Take Stock Leadership Summit welcome reception! We are so thankful for all that you do for your mentees in the @PinellasEd Take Stock program! #MentorMonth #TakeStockturns25 #TakeStockinChildren