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Another shot at the top for Florida's teacher of the year



For the third year running, Florida's teacher of the year is a finalist for the national honor.

Alvin Davis, a music teacher at Miramar High in Broward County, will vie for the 2012 recognition against teachers from Alabama, California and the Department of Defense.

"Alvin is a competent and passionate educator who makes sure his students have every chance for success," education commissioner Gerard Robinson said in announcing the news. "He knows that teachers are the most influential factor in a student’s academic accomplishments and I am honored to congratulate him for this nomination."

Hillsborough teacher Megan Allen was a national finalist in 2010, and Indian River teacher Cheryl Conley was a national finalist in 2011. More on National Teacher of the Year here.

[Last modified: Friday, January 20, 2012 6:17am]


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