2023 Excellence in Education Awards

EIE 2023

Superheroes of the world, unite!

On January 26, we called Hillsborough County Public Schools teachers, staff and supporters to their most important mission: #EIE2023!
Hillsborough Education Foundation, in partnership with HCPS, shone a spotlight on the district’s superheroes: our top educators and support staff.
It was a memorable evening honoring nominees from schools across the county and awarding our 2023 Teacher of the Year, Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year and Instructional Support Employee of the Year. 

Congratulations to this year’s winners!


Teacher of the Year:
Nicolette Barone, Oak Park Elementary 5th Grade Teacher




Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year:

Muhammed Conteh, Plant High JROTC Instructor




Instructional Support Employee of the Year:

Chinovia Shedrick, Memorial Middle Exceptional Student Education Paraprofessional


For event questions, contact: Zarna Patel, HEF Events & Engagement Manager.