Teacher of the Year

IGNITE Education

Meet The Finalists

Emily O'Brien-Swope

Emily O’BrienSwope

Alta Vista Elementary School

Elementary Teacher of the Year

Kari Johnson

Kari Johnson

Fruitville Elementary School

Elementary Teacher of the Year

Samantha Miller

Samantha Miller

Sarasota Military Academy Prep

Middle School Teacher of the Year

Becky Satterly

Becky Satterly

Booker High School

High School Teacher of the Year

2020 – 2021 Awards Celebration

IGNITE Education is an awards celebration honoring Sarasota County Teachers, and this year’s event will be a virtual experience,
held on January 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

Are you interested in sponsoring our event? Show your love for the teachers now.

ignite education teacher of the year logoWe value the amazing teachers in our community, and each year, in partnership with Sarasota County Schools, we celebrate these educators through the IGNITE Teacher of the Year Awards. Each district school nominates its honoree, and of those teachers, two elementary, a middle school, and a high school Teacher of the Year is selected. From these four exceptional individuals, one is chosen for Sarasota County Teacher of the Year.

At the IGNITE Teacher of the Year Awards Celebration, we announce the Sarasota County Teacher of the Year and highlight the many ways our teachers inspire students and prepare them to succeed and lead meaningful lives. While only one Teacher of the Year is selected, 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.

2020 – 2021 Sponsors

Publix Super Markets Charities logo
Sunset Automotive Group logo
Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation logo
Gulf Coast Community Foundation logo
Suncoast Credit Union logo
H Jack Hunkele Charitable Foundation name

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