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Friday, January 19, 2024

Four Finalists Vie for Miami-Dade Schools’ Teacher of the Year Award

Miami-Dade County Public Schools will host the 2025 Francisco R. Walker Miami-Dade County Teacher of the Year ceremony to name the most outstanding teacher throughout the District on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center. The hotel is located at 711 N.W. 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL  33126.

The four finalists, the regions they represent, and their schools are as follows:

·       North – Melissa C. Abril-Dotel, North Beach Elementary School

·       Central – Nicolas Acosta, Miami Springs Senior High School

·       South – Alina Hughes Robinson, Robert Morgan Educational Center

·       Adult/Technical Colleges and Educational Opportunity & Access – William Torres,
Robert Morgan Ed. Center & Tech College

The signature sponsors for the event include the Educational Federal Credit Union (EdFed), United Way Miami, and Kendall Toyota, which will present the winner with the keys to a new car, and supporting sponsors, Office Depot and Fringe Benefits Management Company (FBMC). The event is in partnership with United Teachers of Dade, the Miami-Dade County Council of PTAs/PTSAs, and the Dade Association of School Administrators.

The District will also recognize the 2024­ Rookie Teacher of the Year finalists and announce the winner at the event. The finalists are as follows:

  • North – Diaunte Jenkins, Norland Middle School
  • Central – Juan Gabriel Martin – Citrus Grove K-8 Center
  • South – Denzel Williams - Arthur and Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts
  • Adult/Technical Colleges and Educational Opportunity and Access – Victor Ramos - South Dade Technical College

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