(SANFORD, Fla.) On Friday, February 4th, Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) named its 2023 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Julie Gabrovic of Wekiva Elementary School! As part of this prestigious award, Mrs. Gabrovic will receive a Teacher of the Year ring from Herff Jones, gifts from Universal Studios, Orlando Solar Bears, Orlando Magic and $1,000 from the Foundation for SCPS and a one-year lease from Subaru North Orlando. In addition, she will go on to represent Seminole County in the state Teacher of the Year competition.

Bio: Mrs. Gabrovic has been teaching and leading at Wekiva Elementary for the past 21 years. She has established herself to be well invested in the school and the community. Mrs. Gabrovic takes ownership of her responsibilities and her level of commitment to enhancing the school culture, enhancing classroom instruction, and connecting with students and their families. She creates and maintains an atmosphere that is conducive for the educational environment by supporting all of those around her each day.

Special thanks to this year’s Presenting sponsor: Addition Financial, our Golden Apple sponsors: Equitable, Cigna, SCPS Wellness, Advent Health, Hylant, our Red Apple sponsors: SEA, CPH, Duke Energy, and Insurance Office of America (IOA). Our Media sponsors: Lake Mary Life Publishing.

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.

Press Contact

Katherine Crnkovich, APR, CPRC
Communications Officer