Ignite Education

Teacher of the Year

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Amazing teachers transform lives—and each year, in partnership with Sarasota County Schools, the Education Foundation of Sarasota County celebrates these educators through the Ignite Education Teacher of the Year Awards. Each district school nominates its honoree, and of those teachers, an elementary, a middle school, and a high school Teacher of the Year are selected. From these three exceptional educators, one is chosen for Sarasota County Teacher of the Year.

At the Ignite Education Teacher of the Year Awards Celebration, we announce the Sarasota County Teacher of the Year and highlight the many ways teachers inspire students and prepare them to succeed and lead meaningful lives. While there is only one Sarasota County Teacher of the Year recipient, the award process and the ceremony represent how deeply we appreciate all the hard work, compassion, and commitment of the thousands of teachers in Sarasota County Schools.

January 18, 2023 | 6pm | Venice Community Center

Join us for an inspiring festive evening!

  • Champagne Toast
  • Inspirational Speaker
  • Dinner and Dancing
  • Photo Booth
  • Cash Bar
    *cocktail attire suggested

This year’s sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Publix Super Markets Charities

Silver Sponsors

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation

Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Keith Monda & Veronica Brady

Bronze Sponsors

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC

Grand Canyon University

Equitable Advisors

Michael Saunders & Company

Florida Blue

Sarasota Classified Teachers Association

Table Sponsors

B & I Contractors

Sarasota Classified Teachers Association

Caryn Huff of Wharton-Smith, Inc.

Amscot Corporation

Anonymous (x3)

Atlas Insurance

Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Curriculum Associates

Freeman Orthodontics

Kelly Howard

The Infanti Family

Internet Essentials From Comcast

Brock and Julie Leach

Sandy Lenhart and Jean Martin

McIntyre Elwell & Strammer General Contractors, Inc.

Britt & Noah Riner

Rotary Club of Sarasota

Dona and Sam Scott

Sue Seiter

Tandem Construction

Tom Urfur

In-Kind Sponsors

All Around Charters

Notre Dame Club

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