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Okeechobee County educator named Florida’s 2021 Teacher of the Year

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — An Okeechobee County educator has been named Florida’s 2021 Teacher of the Year. Krista Stanley teaches sixth grade math at Yearling Middle School.

The Florida Department of Education made the exciting announcement on a Zoom conference call on Tuesday afternoon. According to the state, Stanley has taught sixth grade at the school for the past four years, and she serves as Yearling Middle School’s math representative and mentor for new teachers.

Stanley has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Florida State University. The Teach of the Year honor comes with 20 grand for the teacher and a scholarship she can bestow on a student.