TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Each district nominates a teacher of the year at fall workshops, with the winners competing for the Florida Scholastic Press Association Teacher of the Year award announced at the spring convention.The award is named for Morty Schaap, a longtime adviser and former FSPA president.

2021 -- Omar Delgado District 6 Christopher Columbus High School | Miami

2020 -- Melissa Falkowski District 7 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School | Parkland

2019 -- Susan McNulty District 4 J.W. Mitchell High School | New Port Richey

2018 -- Kevin Patterson District 3 Oviedo High School

2017 -- Brit Taylor District 3 Hagerty High School | Oviedo

2016 -- Judy Cannaday District 4 Palm Harbor University High School

2015 – Jonathan Hampton District 2 Bellview High school| Ocala

2014 – Joe Humphrey District 4 Hillsborough High School | Tampa

2013 – Carol Neal District 7 Westminster Academy | Fort Lauderdale

2012 – Steven Jay Thor District 7 Deerfield Beach High School | Deerfield Beach

2011 – Renee Burke District 3 Boone High School | Orlando

2010 -- Elizabeth Cardenas District 6 Felix Varela Sr. High School | Miami

2009 – Linda Evanchyk District 1 Choctawhatchee High School | Fort Walton Beach

2008 — Dianne Burd District 3 Lake Mary High School

2007 — Karla Kennedy District 6 Miami Norland Senior High School | Miami

2006 — Suzanne Alioto District 7 Nova High School | Davie

2005 – Deborah Jepson District 3 Oviedo High School | Oviedo

2004 – Christie Gold District 4 Freedom High School | Tampa

2003 – Carl Zimmermann District 4 Palm Harbor High School

2002 – Krista Smith District 4 | Tampa

2001 – Susan O’Connor District 6 | Miami

2000 – Faye Milner District 2 Lincoln High School | Tallahassee

1999 – Anne G. Whitt District 3 Dr. Phillips High School | Orlando

1998 – Karen C. Herzog District 6 G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School | North Miami Beach

1997 – Marge Craig District 5 Cape Coral High School | Cape Coral

1996 – Terry Lewers Sollazzo District 4 Jefferson High School | Tampa

1995 – Linda Evanchyk District 1 Choctawhatchee High School | Fort Walton Beach

1994 – Beverly Reinschmidt District 1 Tate High School | Pensacola

1993 – Susse Mabie District 3 Oviedo High School | Oviedo

1992 – Rik McNeill District 4 Countryside High School

1991 – Jill Maassen District 5 DeSoto High School | Arcadia

1990 – Betty Sue Wren District 1 Escambia High School | Pensacola

1989 – Marion Parten District 5 Cypress Lake High School | Ft. Myers

1988 – Judy Steverson First Morty Schaap Journalism Teacher of the Year District 2 Leon High School | Tallahassee



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