The City of Fort Lauderdale is thrilled to share that the 2020 Broward County Public Schools' (BCPS) Teacher of the Year and Assistant Principal of the Year are from schools right here in our city.

Cari Rodriguez was named the 2020 Teacher of the Year. Rodriguez has spent the last six of her 21-year teaching career at Harbordale Elementary School, where she serves as a literacy coach. She is a proud product of BCPS and a first-generation college graduate. Rodriguez holds several “firsts” in her family, but the one she is most proud of is becoming a teacher.

Sean Curran was named the 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year. Curran has served as assistant principal at Fort Lauderdale High School for the last five years, where he has paved the way for aspiring leaders and administrators to follow. He has also served as an English language arts teacher, literacy coach, and magnet coordinator. Curran believes students deserve an individualized and comprehensive education to maximize their full potential.

In addition to Rodriguez and Curran's big wins, John Vetter from Floranada Elementary School was a finalist for Principal of the Year, and Arnita Kethireddy from North Side Elementary School was a finalist for Teacher of the Year.

Broward County Public Schools hosted the awards event at the Broward County Convention Center last Thursday, January 16, 2020, to recognize and celebrate the district’s outstanding teachers, principals, assistant principals, and school-related/district employees. The event was attended by more than 1,300 guests, and more than 600 nominees and 16 finalists were recognized for their outstanding dedication and hard work.

Learn more about the Caliber Awards, the recipients' accomplishments, and see lists this year's nominees from all of the County's schools at http://bit.ly/BCPS2020CaliberAwards

And the Winners are… BCPS Honors Top Teacher, Principal, Assistant Principal and School-Related Employee at 2020 Caliber Awards Ceremony

Thursday, January 16, 2020 Congratulations to the 2020 Caliber Awards winners! Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) honored its top teacher, principal, assistant principal and school-related employee …