Florida Department of Education designates 90 Bay District Schools teachers as "high impact"

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - It was a full house in the board meeting room at Bay District Schools' Nelson Building Tuesday afternoon for a ceremony recognizing "high impact" teachers in Bay County.

Ninety local teachers have been designated as "high impact" by the Florida Department of Education.

Teacher honorees were joined by their principals and family members who cheered them on as they received their certificates.

Ginger Littleton, School Board Chair, gave a heartfelt 'thank you' to the recipients.

"And we need you and we thank you, on behalf of the board," she said.

School leaders also recognized the contributions made by family members who helped their loved ones become "high impact" teachers.

"As family members, you have sacrificed just as our teachers have. You've taken on their classes of students as your own, you've heard their stories, you've helped decorate classrooms, and you've bought the supplies. So thank you also for everything you have contributed," Sharon Michalik, Director of Communications for Bay District Schools, said.

For a list of the recipients, click on the document attached to this article.