Indian Trace Literary Teacher Named Finalist for Teacher of the Year

Angela Cohen, a Literary Coach at Indian Trace Elementary School is a finalist for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Teacher of the Year. Ms. Cohen has been teaching in BCPS for 11 years and is a cherished member of the teaching staff at Indian Trace.

“In the time that I have had the privilege of working with Angela, I have witnessed academic and social  growth in our students, thanks to her instructional leadership,” said Indian Trace Elementary Principal Amy  Winder. “She goes above and beyond to determine students’ strengths and weaknesses and works  collaboratively with their teachers and parents to create instructional plans to meet their diverse needs.” 

Angela found out she was a finalist when BCPS’ new Superintendent, Peter B. Licata visited the school with the surprise announcement, along with a gift basket.

The 2024 Caliber Awards Ceremony honoring the nominees, semi-finalists and finalists for Teacher of the  Year, Principal of the Year, Assistant Principal of the Year and School-Related Employee of the Year will take place on Friday, February 2, 2024, at 6 p.m., at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center. 

With more than 30,000 employees, BCPS is proud of those individuals who have dedicated themselves to ensuring the future success of our more than 251,000 students and 110,000 adult learners. The Caliber Awards program provides the opportunity for the District to recognize employees who have excelled as teachers, principals, assistant principals and school-related employees.

The Teacher of the Year (TOY) program honors outstanding classroom teachers who inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to excel. Through their contributions, we have made significant progress in student achievement. You are encouraged to join us in honoring these educators by participating in this prestigious recognition program. 

In addition to Angela, Cypress Bay High School Principal Kassandra Fried is a semi-finalist for Principal of the Year.