Local teachers honored with Governor's Shine Award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Wednesday, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized eight outstanding educators with the Governor's Shine Award.

The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education.

Governor Scott said, "Florida educators go above and beyond to help students get a quality education, and I'm proud to recognize these outstanding educators today. In Florida, we support our teachers so they have every resource they need to help students succeed."

One of the local winners, Andrea Brown, teaches remedial reading at the Baker K-12 School and has been teaching for 19 years. She was also the 2017 Okaloosa County District Teacher of the Year.

Deeanna Golden teaches kindergarten at F.M. Golson Elementary School in Marianna. She's been teaching for 28 years. Golden was also the 2016 Jackson County District Teacher of the Year and a state finalist in both 2014 and 2016 for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.