Semifinalists for Teacher of the Year announced

Posted on January 10, 2020 by Staff reports

Santa Rosa Education Foundation has announced the five semifinalists selected from 33 school nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year.  

Congratulations to Ginni Rushing, Holley-Navarre Intermediate; Elizabeth Mann, Oriole Beach Elementary; Tish Boozer, Santa Rosa Online; Ashley Carter, Sims Middle; and Courtney English, West Navarre Intermediate.

The SREF Teacher of the Year Selection Committee, which consists of administrators, business and community leaders, parents, and previous Santa Rosa Teachers of the Year, will observe the semifinalists in their classrooms and conduct interviews before narrowing the field to three finalists.

The Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year will be announced on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.  Nominees will be recognized at Santa Rosa’s Golden Apple Awards celebrating all Santa Rosa educators on Friday, February 28, 2020, at Skopelos New World Landing. For sponsorship information visit