SCPS ANNOUNCES 2024 TEACHER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS & GRADE-LEVEL WINNERS

SCPS ANNOUNCES 2024 TEACHER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS & GRADE-LEVEL WINNERS

(SANFORD, Fla.) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is excited to share our 2024 Teacher of the Year Finalists & Grade-Level Winners:

Janan Hodges, 3rd Grade Math & Science Teacher, Spring Lake Elementary School

Mrs. Hodges has been an educator for 16 years and has taught several grade levels and subjects. Janan Hodges establishes clear expectations to create a classroom community with learning at the heart. She is a reflective practitioner who strives toward life-long learning and continuous improvement.

Joshua Autrey, 6-8th Grade Band, K-12th Grade Music, Milwee Middle School

Mr. Autrey has been an educator for 12 years and shares his love of music with his students daily. Joshua Autrey is a talented and innovative educator that provides an exceptional academic experience for his students every time they enter his classroom. Mr. Autrey always takes his time with all details concerning the children. He truly cares for their overall wellbeing as well as musical experience.

Matthew Thompson, 9th-12th Grade Family & Consumer Science Teacher, Hagerty High School  

Mr. Thompson has been an educator for 8 years and brings learning alive for his students with hands-on lessons that equip them for life after high school. Matt Thompson is the lead teacher in Hagerty High’s culinary program. Under his leadership, the program has thrived and currently consists of three full time teachers who serve over 500 students! Matt has developed positive relationships with his students and the faculty.

The 2024 SCPS TOY Celebration is presented by the Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools and sponsored by Addition Financial. This event will take place in early February and 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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Media Contact:

Katherine Crnkovich APR, CPRC

Communications Officer

katherine_crnkovich@scps.k12.fl.us

Press Contact

Katherine Crnkovich, APR, CPRC
Communications Officer