Pinellas educator of the year
Last week, Pinellas County named Tracy Staley, a 28-year-old Ponce de Leon Elementary math and science teacher, as its Outstanding Educator of the Year.
Here's a look at the award by the numbers.
• In the past 11 years, the outstanding educator of the year has included four from the high school level, five elementary and two from middle school.
• The last time a high school employee received the honor was 2008.
• The district received 87 nominations from traditional schools for the award this year — 62 from the elementary level, 14 from the middle school level and 11 from the high school level.
• The breakdown of eligible employees at the high, middle and elementary levels are 27 percent, 22 percent and 51 percent, respectively.