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ECPS Announces Teacher of the Year, Cassi McGee!

Escambia County Public Schools has announced its 2025 ECPS Teacher of the Year, Cassi McGee.


Ms. McGee has been an employee of the District since 2005, when she began as a 5th grade teacher at Scenic Heights Elementary.  She stayed in that position until she transferred to Pine Meadow, where she still teaches today.


Ms. McGee’s students have consistently achieved learning gains and met and surpassed state-mandated benchmarks.  In 2022-2023, an impressive 90% of her students made learning gains in math, with an average rise from a level 2 to 3. She has also been a valuable asset at Pine Meadow as the Math Committee Chair and is active in the Writing and Language Arts committees. Thirteen years ago at Pine Meadow, she started the safety patrol program for fifth-grade students, which is still thriving. She also serves as a coach for Pine Meadow’s award-winning Math and Battle of the Books teams each year.


“We are so proud to announce Cassi McGee has been selected as our Teacher of the Year,” stated ECPS Superintendent Keith Leonard.  “Her contributions to Escambia County Public Schools epitomize the dedication, flexibility and innovation so necessary to prepare our students for a successful and meaningful future.  She is truly an invaluable asset to her students, her school and this community as a whole.”


Ms. McGee will now move on to represent Escambia County Public Schools in the state Teacher of the Year competition.