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May 1, 2017 / News

Brit Taylor of Hagerty High School named FSPA Teacher of the Year

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Brit Taylor, CJE, the yearbook and newspaper adviser at Walsworth Yearbooks school Hagerty High School in Oviedo, Florida, was named the Teacher of the Year over the weekend by the Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA) at FSPA’s state convention.

Taylor, who has been a publications adviser for more than 20 years, has guided staffs to multiple national awards and All-American ratings. Most recently, his 2015 Fusion yearbook staff won an NSPA Pacemaker and the 2014 Fusion yearbook was the recipient of an NSPA Pacemaker and a Silver Crown from CSPA.

Missy Green, the Walsworth Yearbooks area rep for Hagerty High School, has known Taylor since he was a student editor at Winter Park High School in 1988, where she was the school’s yearbook rep. She’s not surprised at the career and legacy Taylor has carved out.

“Whether he is teaching at school or at Camp Orlando, his determination and patience are unmatched,” said Green. “His love for his students, school, journalism and above all, his family, is unprecedented. It isn’t a surprise to me that many of his former students have surfaced in my schools as yearbook or newspaper advisers.”

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.