2024 Excellence in Education Awards

eie 2024

Let’s band together!

Your fans want to see you rock out at #EIE2024!

Join Hillsborough Education Foundation in partnership with Hillsborough County Public Schools as we shine a spotlight on the district’s rockstars: our top educators and support staff.

It will be a memorable evening honoring nominees from schools across the county and awarding our 2024 Teacher of the Year, Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year and Instructional Support Employee of the Year.


Amplify your cocktail attire with rockin’ accessories!

Parking For Your Tour Bus

  • William F. Poe Garage | 800 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa
  • On-street parking (where available)
  • Fort Brooke Parking Garage | 107 N. Franklin Street, Tampa
  • Hillsborough County Public Schools employees are encouraged to park at Blake High School and utilize the free shuttle service to the Straz Center.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? 

Download the list of sponsorship opportunities or contact Danielle Bangsil, Development Manager or Laura Grucza, Major Gifts Manager by January 4, 2024.

Save the date for this star-studded event!

When: February 1, 2024
Where: Morsani Hall, The Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Event Schedule:
4:30 p.m. – Welcome Reception
6:00 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
7:15 p.m. – After Party



You will receive an electronic QR code ticket via email once your registration is complete. Print and bring the ticket with you or present the digital ticket on a device to scan for entry.

School nominees: if you completed the district application, you will receive an email with instructions on how to register for your 2 complimentary e-tickets, one for you and one for a guest, to the event.

*If using P-card for checkout, please use the HCPS P.O. Box address, P.O. Box 3408, Tampa, FL 33601, in the billing address field. 

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