2022 Excellence in Education Awards

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It was a memorable evening honoring Hillsborough County’s top educators and support staff at Hillsborough Education Foundation’s 2022 Excellence in Education Awards in partnership with Hillsborough County Public Schools, presented by Suncoast Credit Union!

This year, our “Let’s Glow Crazy” themed event was held at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts on January 20, 2022. We celebrated 675 nominees from schools across Hillsborough County—including thirteen finalists—and revealed one winner for each of our three categories: Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year, Instructional Support Employee of the Year and Teacher of the Year.

“We are incredibly proud to recognize our educators and support staff and the impactful work they’ve been able to accomplish, especially this year while facing many pandemic-related challenges, to ensure all students have the support they need to succeed academically and personally,” said Hillsborough Education Foundation CEO Kim Jowell.

Congratulations to all the nominees, finalists and our 2022 winners!

As one of the largest school districts in the nation, it is an honor to be selected from more than 24,000 phenomenal teachers and staff. We applaud each of you who work to strengthen public education, create equity and empower our students to achieve academic and personal success, and we thank our Excellence in Education Awards sponsors who make this celebration possible.

For more information about our annual Excellence in Education Awards and photos of our 2022 finalists and winners, click here.