Teacher of the Year finalists announced in Sarasota County

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SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - The Tribute Tour to surprise three Teacher of the Year finalists cruised up and down the Suncoast Tuesday morning.

The annual bus trip made stops at three Sarasota County public schools — an elementary, middle and high school.

The first stop was Booker Middle School to surprise Alison Cohen, a 6th grade Math, ESE, and ESOL teacher.  

Next stop, Riverview High School to  honor Es Swihart, who teaches English Language Arts. 

Finally, the bus tour headed south to Venice Elementary School to visit Bethany Burnett who teaches 5th Grade Inclusion. 

One of the three teachers will be selected as the Teacher of the Year. 

Congratulations to all the finalists!