Christi McDowell-Cameron, International Baccalaureate Coordinator for Brookside Middle, asked for hugs after awarded Middle School Teacher of the Year. Michelle McGuire, 12, was first.
Edward Hashley said he was overwhelmed from receiving the elementary teacher award. "It wasn't an expectation at all," he said.
Ian Ackroyd, Venice Middle School band teacher, takes a selfie with Lisa Figueroa, Caroline Zucker and Gina Barresi.
School Board members Caroline Zucker, Shirley Brown and Bridget Ziegler applaud the Middle School Teacher of the Year.
Students at Wilkinson Elementary School sang "The Best Day of My Life" by American Authors for Edward Hashley, the fifth grade teacher.
Edward Hashley, fifth grade teacher at Wilkinson Elementary School, said he was touched to receive the Elementary School Teacher of the Year after teaching at the school for two years.
Students from Brookside Middle School and the award party cheer as Christi McDowell-Cameron accepts her award.
Christi McDowell-Cameron hugs Caroline Zucker and Shirley Brown after being surprised with the Middle School Teacher of the Year Award.
Russell Finger jumps in front of his students. "He is a hard core, dedicated teacher," said Nick Catanzaro (not pictured), who took Russell Finger's physics class.
Russell Finger, science teacher at Suncoast Polytechnical High School, was awarded the High School Teacher of the Year.
The Teacher of the Year surprise award party traveled via the "tribute tour bus" to deliver the three 2015-2016 awards.
Education Foundation members Dorothy Stuart, a selection committee member, and Shirley Ritchey, founder, and School Board member Bridget Ziegler clap for the Edward Hashley.