Excellence in Education Awards


  • Thank you to our sponsors for supporting this recognition program!


    Senior Level Sponsors  $10,000+
            NDC Construction Company logo    Rite Technology 30th anniversary logo      Suncoast Credit Union logo


    Junior Level Sponsors  $5,000+

    Anon logo    Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County logo     MEF logo     NSU logo     Marauders Logo


    Reception Sponsor  $3,000

    Curriculum Associates logo    ESS logo      Fleishch logo      ME&S General Contractors logo    Mosaic logo   Willis Smith Logo


    Sophomore Level Sponsors  $1,500+

    FPL logo     Halfacre logo    Long & Associates logo   Notre Dame logo    WDC logo


     Freshman Level Sponsors  $500+

    Communications Authority, Inc  |  Goodheart-Willcox Publisher  |  Kona Ice of Manatee County  |  Motorola  |  The Sherwin Williams Company  |  Woz ED

  • 2021-2022 Excellance in Education Awards logo

  • Congratulations!

    Deelah Jackson     

    2022 Teacher of the Year
    Deelah Jackson
    4th Grade Teacher
    Samoset Elementary School

     

    Kari Keech-Babcock

    2022 Support Employee of the Year
    Kari Keech-Babcock
    Guidance Secretary
    Lakewood Ranch High School

     

  • Previous Winners


    2022
    Educator of the Year
    Deelah Jackson
    Samoset Elementary

    Support Employee of the Year
    Kari Keech Babcock
    Lakewood Ranch High


    2021
    The School District of Manatee County celebrated ALL employees with the "Champions of Education Campaign".


    2020
    Educator of the Year
    Faith Bench
    Braden River Middle

    Support Employee of the Year
    Alison Cooper
    Williams Elementary


    2019
    Educator of the Year
    Debra Hartline
    Braden River High

    Support Employee of the Year
    Amanda Keeney
    Myakka Elementary


    2018
    Educator of the Year
    Heather Anderson
    King Middle

    Support Employee of the Year
    Marie Mueller
    Onceo Elementary


    2017
    Educator of the Year
    Nick Leduc
    Braden River Elementary

    Support Employee of the Year
    Michael Brackman
    Johnson Middle


    2016
    Educator of the Year
    Kari Stanley
    Miller Elementary

    Support Employee of the Year
    Cheryl Smith
    Mills Elementary


    2015
    Educator of the Year
    Brandi Witman
    Gullett Elementary

    Support Employee of the Year
    Marilyn Coughlin
    School Support Center