Fruitville Elementary finalist Kari Johnson. 

Four Sarasota County teachers were recently named finalists for the school district's Teacher of the Year award. The award was developed by Ignite Education, a program that is sponsored by The Education Foundation of Sarasota County. The following teachers were announced as finalists:

  • Kari Johnson, kindergarten teacher at Fruitville Elementary
  • Samantha Miller, design teacher at Sarasota Military Academy
  • Emily O'Brien Swope, fourth- and fifth-grade English language arts teacher at Alta Vista Elementary
  • Becky Satterly, math teacher and dropout prevention coordinator at Booker High School. 

One of the four finalists will be named Teacher of the Year at a virtual awards celebration on Thursday, Jan. 21.

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