Polk’s Jessica Solano named 2017 Florida Teacher of the Year

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Jessica Solano poses for a group photo after being named 2017 Florida Teacher of the Year. THE LEDGER

By Madison Fantozzi
The Ledger

ORLANDO — Jessica Solano fought back “pregnancy tears” Thursday when she was named Florida’s Teacher of the Year for 2017.

Solano, a third-grade math teacher at Highlands Grove Elementary School, was picked from five finalists for the award for her use of technology in the classroom.

“My principal gave me a class set of tablets (iPads) and allowed me to run with it,” Solano said. “I am completely honored and thankful — I’m blown away that anyone could see the potential in what I am doing.”

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