Es Swihart Named Sarasota County 2018 Teacher of the Year

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BY SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY DEC 16, 2017

Es Swihart, English teacher at Riverview High School, was named the 2018 Sarasota County Teacher of the Year at the Education Foundation of Sarasota Counties’ Ignite Education. This is the second year in a row Superintendent Todd Bowden has presented this honor to a teacher from Riverview. Swihart, named from among three finalists at the annual awards ceremony, will represent all Sarasota County educators at events throughout the 2018 calendar year and will serve as the district’s nominee for state Teacher of the Year. Her fellow finalists were Venice Elementary fifth-grade teacher Bethany Burnett and Booker Middle math teacher Allison Cohen. The 37 other Teachers of the Year representing local schools were recognized at the event. Accepting the district Teacher of the Year award, Swihart said, “Teaching is about helping students who are struggling to find out who they are and helping them find a space to be themselves. It’s our job to help them grow.” 

Education Foundation of Sarasota County

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