As the first fully accredited School District in Florida, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) continues to be a leader in delivering excellence in education to every student, every school, every day. With more than 30,000 employees, BCPS is proud of those individuals who have dedicated themselves to ensuring the future success of our more than 271,000 students. The Caliber Awards program provides the opportunity for the District to recognize employees who have excelled as teachers, principals, assistant principals and school-related employees.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR – The annual Caliber Awards Ceremony takes place on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. All nominees are recognized at this event and Caliber Awards are presented to the outstanding Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year, Assistant Principal of the Year and School-Related Employee of the Year. More details about the event are forthcoming and will be posted on this site.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
The Teacher of the Year (TOY) program honors outstanding classroom teachers who inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to excel. Through their contributions, we have made significant progress in student achievement. You are encouraged to join us in honoring these educators by participating in this prestigious recognition program.
Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year Finalists
- Arnita Kethireddy - North Side Elementary School
- Dr. Miranti Murphy - Boulevard Heights Elementary School
- Dr. Iris Payan - Hollywood Hills High School
- Cari Rodriguez - Harbordale Elementary School
- Sarah Zorn-Milmed - West Broward High School
PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR/ ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR
The Principal of the Year (POY) and Assistant Principal of the Year (APOY) Awards recognize outstanding school administrators for their exemplary contributions to students, schools and communities. Through their innovative leadership and dedication to academic excellence, they have increased student and school performance and have established safe learning environments for our children. These individuals have utilized teamwork and leadership skills to increase student performance, and promote safe learning environments, often through establishing partnerships with parents and community members.
SCHOOL-RELATED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
The School-Related Employee of the Year (SREOY) Award recognizes outstanding non-instructional support personnel for the significant contributions to our schools, District and communities. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional skill and dedication in the performance of their jobs, thereby earning the respect and admiration of students, teachers, administrators, co-workers and parents.
Congratulations to our School-Related Employee of the Year Finalists
- Jane Fleming - Pioneer Middle School
- Hazel Chantel James - Office of Student Support Initiatives and Recovery
- Shenequa Lee - Beachside Montessori Village
- Amanda Muir - Deerfield Beach Elementary School
- Suzanne Specht - Plantation Park Elementary School