Finalists were announced Tuesday for Hillsborough County Teacher of the year and other honors.
Winners will be announced at a banquet on Jan. 16.
The finalists for teacher of the year are: Jennifer Jackson, seventh grade science, Stewart Middle; Alexa Trafficante, fourth grade, Gorrie Elementary; Bonnie Bresnyan, Exceptional Student Education, Lewis Elementary; Nicole Meyerson, fifth grade, Carrollwood Elementary; Lisabeth Leist, math, Steinbrenner High School.
For Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year: Christine Campbell, School Social Worker, Van Buren Middle; Meredith Mullen, magnet lead teacher, Lockhart Elementary; Jonathan Collier, Varying Exceptionalities, Spoto High; Alicia Fojaco – ESE Specialist, Sessums Elementary.
For Instructional Support Employee of the Year: Leonard Snead, head custodian, Lockhart Elementary; Cindy Nunez, kindergarten assistant, Claywell Elementary; Talina Ugarte, bilingual Spanish aide, Muller Elementary; Miriam Velez-Herandez, bilingual Spanish aide, Dover Elementary.