Kevin Ford of Tarpon Springs and Christie Bassett of Highlands Grove vie for Teacher of the Year

Florida's 2015 Teacher of the Year is set to be named in Orlando.

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Florida first lady Ann Scott, who will attend Thursday's ceremony, said it's an honor to join the state's best teachers to celebrate their commitment to their profession.
 
The five finalists were chosen in May from 72 school district nominees: Jill Espinosa, of Belle Terre Elementary School in Flagler County; Lyndsey Matheny, of Citrus Elementary School in Indian River County; Kevin Ford, of Tarpon Springs High School in Pinellas County, Christie Bassett, of Highlands Grove Elementary School in Polk County; and Daryl Cullipher, of St. Augustine High School in St. Johns County.
 
The ceremony is hosted by the Florida Department of Education and Macy's.
 
The Teacher of the Year will receive a $10,000 grant funded by the Macy's Foundation.
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