About the Excellence in Education series
Each year, the Manatee County School District names a teacher of the year and a support employee of the year. The Excellence in Education awards ceremony is scheduled for March 2, when the finalists will find out who takes the top prize.The Bradenton Herald is taking a closer look at each of the finalists. Featured Feb. 7: finalists Deborah Miele and Tina Lundy. Featured Feb. 14: Kari Stanley and JerryAnn Craft. Featured Feb. 21: Cheryl Smith and Becky Rouse. Featured today: Mary Anne Maginot and Suzanne Theiss.