The Teacher of the Year award recognizes and honors the contributions of outstanding classroom teachers who demonstrate a superior capacity to inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. The district’s Teacher of the Year represents Orange County at the state level to compete for Florida Teacher of the Year.

2021-22 Teacher of the Year Nancy Welch

Using a student-centered approach to teaching, Welch embraces the “village” of educators and health care professionals to support her students’ growth. She’s a strong believer that it takes a collective effort to build students’ nursing skills and increase their emotional intelligence. One of the most rewarding aspects of her job is seeing former students thrive in their careers at hospitals. Along with her teaching responsibilities at OTC, Welch teaches new educators best practices, provides resources and helps them build their capacity as educators.

Congratulations to the 2021-22 Teacher of the Year Finalists!

Maribel Lopez | Timber Springs Middle
Corin Metz | Thornebrooke Elementary
Alexandra Pittman | Innovation Middle
Jessica Roberts | Corner Lake Middle

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