INVERNESS, Fla. - Nancy Smith is one of five finalists competing for the 2014 Macys/Florida department of education teacher of the year award. Smith teaches English to 11 and 12 grade students at Citrus High School in Citrus County.
Florida Department of Education Commissioner, Dr. Tony Bennett, told Smith she's a finalist during a surprise announcement in the school's library. Educators and students kicked off the announcement by doing the Harlem Shake.
Nancy Smith was given a $5,000 check made possible by the Macys Foundation and a $500 Macys gift card. Citrus High also received a $1,000 check, also funded by the Macys Foundation.
The winner of the 2014 Macy's/Florida department of education teacher of the year award will be announced on Thursday, July 11, 2013. The ceremony will be held at Orlando's hard rock live at universal studios city walk.
In addition to a $10,000 grant funded by the Macy's Foundation, the Teacher of the Year will receive an all-expense paid trip for four to New York City to attend the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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