Congrats to New Tampa’s Teachers of the Year!
Here are this year’s Teacher of the Year nominees, as chosen by their respective schools in New Tampa. Also listed are the Ida S. Baker (ISB) Diversity Educator of the Year and the Instructional Support Employee (ISE) of the Year nominees from each New Tampa school.
Turner Bartels K-8 School Teacher: Briana Rabiero, 2nd Grade ISB: Marelisa Moreno ISE: Sue Garcia
Liberty Middle School Teacher: Megan Sullivan, Reading ISB: Brenda Silva ISE: Daina Vasquez
Hunter’s Green Elementary Teacher: Brittany Nieves, 1st Grade ISB: Amanda Palmer ISE: Lorrie Noble
Pride Elementary Teacher: Deana Brennen, 1st Grade ISB: Eva Garcia ISE: Emma Torres
Heritage Elementary Teacher: Autumn Banks, 4th Grade ISB: Laura Korte ISE: Yesenia Ackels
Tampa Palms Elementary Teacher: Ashley Weston, 1st Grade ISB: Caitlin Walker ISE: Patricia Hollenbeck
Freedom High Teacher: Christina Grigoropoulos, Science ISB: Bonnie Fuhrmeister ISE: Walfriedo Lemes
Benito Middle School Teacher: Daniel Gostkowski, Math ISB: Sherri Jackson ISE: Veronica Gonzalez
Wharton High Teacher: Michael Sawyer, Business Technology ISB: Carmen Fernandez ISE: Rafael Leon
Chiles Elementary Teacher: Yessica Gilford, Art ISB: Michael Zang ISE: Shamila Weeratunga
Clark Elementary Teacher: Deborah Finnk, Media Specialist ISB: Michelle Lilius ISE: Nydia De Hoyos