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.