Vanguard's Euan Hunter Named Finalist for Florida Teacher of the Year
MAY 28, 2020 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Vanguard High School’s Euan Hunter
2021 Florida Teacher of the Year Finalist
VANGUARD’S EUAN HUNTER NAMED
FINALIST FOR FLORIDA TEACHER OF THE YEAR
MARION COUNTY – Euan Hunter, an IB Chemistry teacher at Vanguard High School and Marion County’s current Teacher of the year, is a finalist for Florida’s 2021 Teacher of the Year.
He was one of five finalists surprised with the announcement today during online Zoom meetings hosted by Chancellor Jacob Oliva and Deputy Chancellor Dr. Paul Burns with the Florida Department of Education.
Named Marion County’s 2020 Teacher of the Year in January, Hunter donated the cash equivalent of a new car lease he won to the Public Education Foundation of Marion County, which sponsors the Golden Apple teacher competition. These funds are paying for science equipment for all students to use at the Silver River Museum, where Hunter regularly takes his students on field trips.
Hunter joined Marion County Public Schools in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Edinburgh. He earned Post-Graduate Certification in Chemistry and Science from the University of Cumbria and received a master’s in Leadership and Management from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.
An avid grant writer, Hunter has secured over $100,000 in grants to not only benefit his students and classrooms but those throughout the district.
FLDOE typically names the teacher of the year in July out of nearly 200,000 teachers state-wide.
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