Teacher of the Year

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


The Education Foundation of Sarasota County in partnership with Sarasota County Schools will host the annual program recognizing the Teacher of the Year award recipients and an Alumni of Distinction. The event showcases Sarasota County teachers’ incredible talent, dedication, and passion for delivering best practices in education and transformative learning in the classroom. Additionally, an alumnus from Sarasota County Schools whose success in their field was, in large part, due to the influence of public schools.


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 Awards Ceremony.