The Santa Rosa Education Foundation and its partner Santa Rosa Medical Center are pleased to announce the thirty-three nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year. 



Nominees were selected by their peers at each school throughout the district.



Linda Bailey, Avalon Middle; Andrea Raley, Bagdad Elementary; Celeste Rivenbark, Berryhill Administrative Complex; Jane Whitney, Berryhill Elementary; Jessica Rowell, Central; Brenda Waters, Chumuckla Elementary; Tracy Dixon, S.S. Dixon Intermediate; Selina Walker, S.S Dixon Primary; Leslie Richards, East Milton Elementary; Amy McLendon, Gulf Breeze Elementary; Mary Montcalm, Gulf Breeze High; Annette Nixon, Gulf Breeze Middle; Renee Bell, Hobbs Middle; Kristina Spencer, Holley-Navarre Intermediate; Tonya Overholtz Phelps, Holley-Navarre Middle; Beatriz Bailey, Holley-Navarre Primary; LaTonya Leeks-Shepherd, T.R. Jackson Pre-Kindergarten; Carey Locklin, Jay Elementary; Amy Hatfield, Jay High; Jessica Brewton, King Middle; Joe Hamel, Locklin Technical Center; Carol Jones, Milton High; Kasie Windfelder, Navarre High; Laura Robinson, Oriole Beach Elementary; Cheryl Thacker, Pace High; Theresa Holley, Pea Ridge Elementary; Cathy Ali-Lawson, W.H. Rhodes Elementary; Chris Davis, B.C. Russell Elementary; Paula Bibza, Santa Rosa High & Adult; Brooke Neal, T.L. Sims Middle; Ann Thompson, West Navarre Intermediate; Kim Kayser, West Navarre Primary; Michele Fuller, Woodlawn Beach Middle



The Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year will be announced on Friday, February 1, 2013.   Nominees will be recognized at Santa Rosa’s Golden Apple Awards celebrating all Santa Rosa teachers on March 1, 2013 at New World Landing.