MIRAMAR (CBS4) – A top honor was bestowed upon a Broward County teacher Thursday night in Orlando.
Miramar High School band director Alvin Davis was named the 2012 Macy’s/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year at a ceremony at Universal Studios Resorts.
It is the second honor just this year for Davis. In February he was named Broward County Public Schools Teacher of the Year.
Davis was one of five finalists up for the Macy’s/DOE award, out of 180,000 public school teachers statewide.
He was told of the nomination in May at a surprise pep rally thrown at the school in his honor.
“I’m not often speechless but it made me speechless,” Davis told CBS4’s Joan Murray after receiving the nomination. “The teachers are the only ones with their hands in the clay everyday.”
Just for being a finalist, Davis received a $5,000 check made possible by the Macy’s foundation and a $500 Macy’s gift card. A $1000 check was also presented to Miramar High School.
As the winner, Davis was presented with $10,000, a $1,000 wardrobe, a $1,000 check for his school and an all-expense paid trip for four to New York City to attend this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.