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 2017 Teachers of the Year
Congratulations to Baldwin County Public Schools 2017 Teachers of the Year!
Superintendent Eddie Tyler and Board of Education President Shannon Cauley announced the Baldwin County Public Schools Teachers of the Year tonight at a special banquet sponsored by the Baldwin County Education Coalition at The Grand Hotel in Point Clear. 

The Elementary Teacher of the Year is – 

Beverly Floyd – who is a sixth grade teacher. Sixth grade, an elementary grade in Baldwin County, is taught in Spanish Fort at Spanish Fort Middle School.

Mrs. Floyd has been teaching for 20 years. She is in her tenth year teaching at Spanish Fort Middle School and she taught 10 years before that at Spanish Fort Elementary. She began her career at a small private school in Mobile. 
Mrs. Floyd earned her certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards in 2006 and renewed her certification in 2016. She completed her Instructional Leadership Certificate from the University of West Alabama in 2015. She says she would one day like to be in a leadership role. Mrs. Floyd says she decided she wanted to be a teacher after one of her high school teachers took a special interest in her education and future, as a new and struggling student at her school. She says it was at that point that she realized she wanted to be "that teacher" for other students, ones who need just the right push at the right time. 

The Secondary Teacher of the Year is – 

Nikki Minoso – who is a teacher at Daphne High School. Mrs. Minoso teaches Advanced Placement Language, Composition and Literature. Mrs. Minoso has been teaching in Baldwin County and at Daphne High School since 2014. Prior to that she taught in Vestavia Hills, Hoover, South Carolina and Florida. 
A strong advocate of collaborative learning, she provides students with experiences that develop honor, character, critical thinking, social skills, trust and self discipline. In addition to teaching, she serves on the Daphne High School Veteran’s Day Assembly Committee, sponsors the yearbook and prom and leads the Daphne High Teacher Cooperative and the National Board Candidate Cooperative.

“We are incredibly proud of Mrs. Floyd and Mrs. Minoso on their honor as the 2017 Baldwin County Public Schools Teacher of the Year,” said Eddie Tyler, Superintendent. “We are also proud of each of our schools’ teacher of the year, as selected by their peers. Our teachers work hard every single day to make a difference in the lives of children. We couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments,” Superintendent Tyler said.

"I especially want to thank our Baldwin County Education Coalition for sponsoring tonight's event," Tyler said.  

Each participant received a small crystal desk award. The top winners received a large crystal desk trophy and a dozen roses from the Baldwin County Federal Credit Union.