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(Broward County, Fla) – Tammy Freeman of Monarch High School was named “Teacher of the Year” at the Broward County Public Schools 2018 Caliber Awards. In partnership with Broward Education Foundation, Freeman was awarded a three-year lease on an all-new 2018 Camry SE, provided by Toyota of North Miami.

“We are so happy for Tammy and applaud her success,” said Shea Ciriago, Executive Director of Broward Education Foundation. “Broward Education Foundation is thrilled to facilitate Toyota of North Miami’s amazing generosity with the educators we serve. Their VIP Sales Manager Anthony Damato has been a long-time advocate and supporter of quality education in our community.”

Freeman was one out of five outstanding Broward County Public Schools teachers who were recognized as finalists for the distinction of “Teacher of the Year,” selected through a process similar to that of the Florida Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year.

“My mother was an educator, and I know how hard teachers work. I created this initiative as a way to say ‘thank you’ to deserving Broward County teachers who go the extra mile every day for their students,” said Damato. “In honor of Tammy’s achievement and for a limited time, Toyota of North Miami is offering Broward County Public Schools educators, their family and friends huge savings on car purchases. In addition, I will donate $300 to the teacher’s classroom AND $200 to Broward Education Foundation. Education partnerships like these are what makes our community great,” Damato concluded.

Toyota of North Miami Camry Winner

From Left to Right: Dustin Jacobs, Dr. Rosalind Osgood, Laurie Rich Levinson, Patricia Good, Broward Education Foundation Executive Director Shea Ciriago, Toyota of North Miami VIP Sales Manager Anthony Damato, Tammy Freeman, Heather Brinkworth, Nora Rupert, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie | Photo credit: David Muir


About the Broward Education Foundation:

Established in 1983, the nonprofit Broward Education Foundation (BEF) aligns with Broward County Public Schools by providing support for innovative teaching to advance Pre K-12 achievement; critically needed educational materials for Title I school teachers and students, and scholarships for qualified high school seniors.  Each year, the Foundation contributes more than $3 million to Broward County schools, serving as the catalyst for educational excellence.

For more information, call 754-321-2030, visit, like our Facebook page at or follow us on twitter @BrowardEdFound.

About Toyota of North Miami VIP Sales:

The Toyota of North Miami dealership proudly has served North Miami and surrounding South Florida communities since 2004. This beautiful dealership offers its customers top-notch customer service and the best selection of new and pre-owned vehicles in the area. For more information, call 786-384-9505 or visit