The 2014 Excellence in Education Awards ceremony honored three public school educators and support personnel last month, recognizing each awardee for their hard work and commitment to the students and community they serve.

 The program was pleased to announce Julia Sarmiento of Shields Middle School as the 2014 Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year.

The 2014 Instructional Support Employee of the Year award went to Amy Peters of Willis ESE Center in Valrico, followed by the 2014 Teacher of the Year award which was received by Patrick Boyko of Jefferson High.

Fifteen top-notch educators were chosen by their peers out of 710 nominees for the Excellence in Education Award presented by Suncoast Credit Union Foundation and hosted by Hillsborough Education Foundation and Hillsborough County Public Schools.

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