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Pinellas teacher is finalist for Florida Teacher of the Year

Tracy Staley, Pinellas County's teacher of the year, is one of five finalists for Florida teacher of the year. Florida Education Commissioner Eric J. Smith is supposed to be surprising her with the news at her school, Ponce de Leon Elementary, right about now ...

Staley will receive a $5,000 check made possible by the Macy's Foundation and a $500 Macy's gift card. Ponce will receive a $1,000 check. The Florida teacher of the year will be announced July 7.

[Last modified: Friday, May 13, 2011 3:20pm]


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