Miami-Dade Public Schools set to reveal Teacher of the Year

Miami-Dade County Public Schools teacher of the year finalists (Courtesy: MDPS)

MIAMI, Fla. – Miami-Dade Public Schools will pick its 2024 Teacher of the Year on Tuesday night.

The finalists are: Vanessa Radice from Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High, Don Clerveaux from Phyllis Ruth Miller Elementary, Khristal Gooding from Robert Morgan Educational Center and Monique Bryant-Clayton from COPE Center North.

Radice says her mantra is to “begin each day with a grateful heart.”

Clerveaux says he “connects with students’ vulnerability and concerns to conquer challenges.”

Gooding says she “instills empathy, curiosity and passion while closing achievement gaps and maximizing student potential.”

Bryant-Clayton prides herself in “imparting the foundational tools for her students to achieve social, emotional and academic success, and more importantly, foster a sense of purpose.”

Kendall Toyota will gift the winner with a new car.

You can watch the ceremony here.

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