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 tampabay.com 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.