(SANFORD, Fla.) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is pleased to announce its 2022 Teacher of the Year Finalists & Grade-Level Winners:

Amy High, K-5th Grade Exceptional Education Teacher, Idyllwilde Elementary

Mrs. High has dedicated her teaching career to the students at Idyllwilde Elementary.  She shows the utmost respect to the profession by committing herself to the diverse needs of all students.  She creates rich, meaningful, and differentiated learning experiences in a loving, supportive environment.

Barbara Miller, 7-8th TV Production, iConnect, ETF Teacher, Chiles Middle

Amongst the COVID-19 Pandemic, Mrs. Miller is one of the most in-demand staff members on the Lawton Chiles Middle School campus.  From helping to set-up webcams and microphones to troubleshooting eCampus and Skyward, the teachers at Lawton Chiles Middle School would not have been able to start the year without her.  Mrs. Miller has aided both faculty and students while still setting up her own classes and running the school’s news crew (PAWS52).

Clayton Donnan, 9-12th Technology & Music Teacher, Crooms Academy  

Clayton Donnan is serving in his 17th year teaching, all at Crooms Academy of Information Technology.  Mr. Donnan teaches Game and Simulation Design, as well as the Steel Ensemble, and also serves as the Technology Department Curriculum Leader.  Additionally, he also manages CroomsCon, a social gaming event for students across Florida that has raised more than $57,000 to benefit the Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital in Orlando.

The 2022 SCPS TOY Celebration is presented by the Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools and sponsored by Addition Financial.  It will take place virtually on Friday, February 5, 2021.  During this event, the overall SCPS Teacher of the Year (TOY) will be named and will go on to represent the district at the state competition.

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