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Wildwood teacher a finalist for Florida Teacher of the Year

Brittany Brown
Brittany Brown

A Wildwood Elementary School third and fourth grade English language arts teacher has been named a finalist for the 2022 Florida Teacher of the Year.

Brittany Brown learned the news during a surprise visit to her classroom by State Board of Education Member Ryan Petty, K-12 Public Schools Chancellor Jacob Oliva and Deputy Chancellor for Educator Quality Dr. Paul Burns. The 2022 Florida Teacher of the Year will be named on July 22 in Orlando.  

Teacher Brittany Brown with her class at Wildwood Elementary School
Teacher Brittany Brown with her class at Wildwood Elementary School.

“Ms. Brown’s dedication and contributions of time, effort, and talent to our students are exceptional,” said Sumter County Schools Superintendent Richard Shirley.

Brown is the district English language arts representative and established the Reading Superstars program to recognize students making outstanding gains. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Leo University.

This year’s five 2022 Teacher of the Year state finalists were chosen from more than 185,000 public school teachers throughout the state. After each school district selects its teacher of the year, a selection committee representing teachers, principals, parents and the business community reviews each district application on the basis of outstanding ability to teach and communicate knowledge of the subject taught, professional development, philosophy of teaching and outstanding school and community service. The winner will also serve for one year as the Christa McAuliffe Ambassador for Education.

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