The Teacher of the Year
This program recognizes and honors the contributions of outstanding classroom teachers who have demonstrated a superior capacity to inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. Every year, nominations are made by students, principals, teachers and administrators for the Charlotte County Schools’ Teacher of the Year award. This event serves as the Foundation’s largest fundraiser for Take Stock in Children scholarships.
The 2018 Teacher of the Year was Keli Sare. Keli has been an educator since 2003 and has taught fourth grade, kindergarten, and varying exceptionalities. She is currently Sallie Jones Elementary School’s Lead Teacher. This teaching role allows her the opportunity to work with students in grades K-5, coach and mentor teachers through a collaborative coaching model, and facilitate professional development and professional learning communities. At SJE, Keli strives to inspire a love of learning for both students and staff by creating hands on high engagement lessons. She also enjoys sharing her teaching experiences with educators across the country as a presenter at national conferences.