Rebecca Kirchharr’s classroom is filled with students, school and district officials all smiling, hugging and cheering. Kirchharr, who started as a teacher in Pensacola seven years ago and has been teaching at Leon High School for the past three years, says he wasn’t expecting the award.
“Teachers, we can’t do it alone, and sometimes its difficult because we’re so busy but what’s so amazing about Leon is how we come together for the betterment of the kids.," she said.
Now that she’s won the district title, Kirchharr will go on to compete with outstanding teachers from other districts around the state. The Florida Department of Education will announce a statewide winner during the Summer.