Started in 2021, the Sarasota County Gator Club Teachers of Distinction program was designed to allow our annual scholarship winners the ability to recognize an educator who has made a significant impact on them throughout their educational journey. This year, we add these nine incredible local educators to our list making it 20 total educators in three years. Congratulations to each of our deserving recipients!

We appreciate all the dedication, sacrifice, and leadership each of you have exhibited throughout your careers not only with our scholarship recipients, but with all your students. Because of your impact, your students feel confident and prepared to for the future, including accessing a world-class education at the University of Florida! 

Previous Winners


Lemuel Andrews - Booker High School

Charlie Carver - Sarasota Military Academy

Sandra Crihfield - Sarasota High School

Zachary Debacco - Venice High School

Joshua Mocherman - Riverview High School

Katie Pollifrone - Riverview High School

Courtney Singh - Venice High School

Rebecca Heintz - Riverview High School
Jessica Hentges - Pine View School
Pamela Hudson - Venice High School
Rebecca Kehler - Pine View School
Victor Mongillo - Pine View School
Andrew Wormington - Pine View School

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Sarasota County Gator Club Teachers of Distinction