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Who needs the Oscars? Pinellas teachers grab spotlight tonight

Culminating a process that began in the fall with more than 75 nominees, Pinellas County will announce the winner of its annual Outstanding Educator of the Year award tonight in a ceremony at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

The annual "Evening of Excellence" begins at 7 p.m. Check for the results. The six finalists are:

* Jennifer Anderson, a language arts and reading teacher at East Lake High.

* Becky Bride, a math teacher and math department chair at Palm Harbor University High.

* Krista Kelleher, who teaches autistic students at Sawgrass Lake Elementary in St. Petersburg.

* Jennifer Klimis, a teacher in the gifted program at Tarpon Springs Fundamental Elementary.

* Jean Wark, a kindergarten teacher at Perkins Elementary in St. Petersburg.

* Joanne Wright, a reading teacher at Safety Harbor Middle.

Who needs the Oscars? Pinellas teachers grab spotlight tonight 02/25/13 [Last modified: Monday, February 25, 2013 12:27am]
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