Polk County Public Schools Announces 2022 Teacher and School-Related Employee of the Year

ASHLEY BRANNON form the Karen M. Siegel Academy is Polk County Teacher of the Year pictured with Lakeland Automall General Manager Robert Aguinaga and her new Ford presented during the 2022 Inspire Awards at RP Funding Center in Lakeland, FL

Lakeland Automall and Polk County Public Schools is proud to announce our Teacher and School-Related Employee of the Year!

Ashley Brannon, a curriculum coach at Karen M. Siegel Academy, is the 2022 Polk County Teacher of the Year.

Tiffany Berrien, a physical education paraeducator at Rochelle School of the Arts, is the district’s School-Related Employee of the Year.

Brannon and Berrien will receive a cash prize generously donated by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union, Herff Jones and Valley Bank. As Teacher of the Year, Brannon will also receive a car, courtesy of Lakeland Automall.

Both winners will move on to compete for state titles. Each year, the Florida Department of Education names a statewide Teacher of the Year, and a School-Related Employee of the Year.

PCPS celebrated Brannon, Berrien and many of the district’s other outstanding employees during tonight’s Inspire Awards at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland. PCPS also recognized the district’s Principal of the Year, Amy Heiser-Meyers from Horizons Elementary; as well as the Assistant Principal of the Year, Tammy Ruhl from Floral Avenue Elementary.

Please visit this page for more details about this year’s Inspire Awards winners and honorees: https://tinyurl.com/b5j89tuh

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