SANTA ROSA COUNTY — Gulf Breeze High School's Erin Cosky has been named Santa Rosa County's 2019 Teacher of the Year.

Cosky, who teaches earth and space science along with advanced placement environmental science, received the award during a surprise visit to her classroom Wednesday morning, according to a press release from School District.

She also is Santa Rosa's nominee for the Florida Department of Education's Teacher of the Year 2019. The Florida Teacher of the Year will be selected in May and will be the state's nominee for National Teacher of the Year, to be announced in January 2019.

Cosky, other Teacher of the Year nominees and all Santa Rosa educators will be honored at the School District's Golden Apple Celebration on March 2.