Tina Hemby from Mill Creek Academy has been honored with the prestigious title of St. Johns County Teacher of the Year. Alongside her, Aimee Monie of Tocoi Creek High School has been recognized as Rookie Teacher of the Year.
With nearly three decades of experience in teaching mathematics, elementary education, and general science, Hemby’s accolades also include the distinguished Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. This esteemed recognition is bestowed upon outstanding educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), with only up to 110 teachers receiving this honor annually across the nation.
Last spring, Hemby’s dedication and expertise reflected in the remarkable performance of her eighth-grade students, with over 80% achieving mastery-level scores on the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking math tests. Moreover, they met or exceeded the mastery benchmarks for pre-algebra set by the State of Florida.
Beyond her classroom achievements, Hemby actively contributes to educational leadership and development. She serves as a Clinical Evaluator Trained Teacher and Mentor, participates in the St. Johns County School District’s Unity Cohort, chairs the Math Department, represents her grade level in Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports initiatives, and is trained in Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) methodologies.
As the St. Johns County Teacher of the Year, Hemby will proudly represent her district in the upcoming Florida’s Teacher of the Year competition scheduled for July.