Teacher of the Year

2017 Teacher of the Year: William “BJ” Ivey, Riverview High School


A partnership between the Education Foundation of Sarasota County and the Sarasota County School Board, the Teacher of the Year program showcases Sarasota County teachers’ incredible talent, dedication, and passion for delivering best practices in education and transformative learning in the classroom. Teacher of the Year is not only about teachers; it is about the students who are receiving an exceptional educational experience from valued professionals who stay current and innovative in education profession. 

An investment in our educators is an investment in our students and an investment in everyone’s future. Teacher of the Year participation rewards the winning educator as well as invests in continuing education opportunities for all finalists, thereby allowing students to continue to learn from top educators.

Click here for photos from the 2017 Teacher of the Year Luncheon Celebration.