On Friday, February 1st, Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) named its 2020 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Sarah Hall of Longwood Elementary! As part of this prestigious award, Ms. Hall will receive a Teacher of the Year ring from Herff Jones, a Disney Annual Pass for herself and each member of her immediate family, and $1,000 from the Foundation for SCPS. Plus, a 1 year lease to a new Chevrolet Sonic car lease courtesy of Carl Black Chevrolet/Buick/GMC. In addition, she will go on to represent Seminole County in the state Teacher of the Year competition.

Bio: Ms. Hall is an energetic and inspiring teacher who radiates positivity. With 15 years of experience, Ms. Hall continually goes above and beyond for her students and fellow colleagues. She has made it her mission to build relationships with her students and their families by creating a literacy program entitled “Roaring Readers: How to Train Your Cub.” Through this program, parents are invited to school once a month to have meaningful discussions on how they can support their readers at home.

Special thanks to this year’s Presenting sponsor: Addition Financial, our Golden Apple sponsors: The Walt Disney Company, Duke Energy, Scholastic Book Fairs, SCPS Wellness and our Red Apple sponsors: Carl Black Orlando, Cigna, IOA, Seminole State College of Florida, Florida Hospital Centra Care, and Wharton-Smith, Inc. Our Table sponsors: Matern Professional Engineering Services, Inc., University of West Florida, St. Thomas University, Citizen’s Bank of Florida, United Healthcare Group, and Mathnasium. Plus, our Media sponsors: Lake Mary Life Magazine, Leonard’s Photography, and our Master of Ceremonies, Kirstin O’Connor and Justin Warmoth, WKMG News 6 Orlando.

Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools:

The Foundation is a direct support organization to Seminole County Public Schools that serves to fund innovation in learning that normally wouldn’t be paid for with public funds. Since inception, The Foundation has raised more than $20 million to help ensure that today’s students become tomorrow’s productive members of society. The Foundation funds and/or manages approximately 35 programs that align with our three priorities: 1.) Addressing issues that inhibit a student’s opportunity to receive a quality education; 2.)Programs that enhance the learning environment and improve student performance; and 3.) Professional education and acknowledgement to help sustain our high-performing and Premier National School District. For more information, visit: or call 407.320.0176.

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