Skip to main content


ECPS Announces 2024 Teacher of the Year  
Posted 1/18/23

The Escambia County Public Schools has announced its 2024 ECPS Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Angela McFarland.


Mrs. McFarland has been an employee of the District since 1996, when she served as a Business teacher at Pine Forest High School.  After spending four years in the same position at Booker T. Washington High School, Mrs. McFarland was hired as a Business and Multimedia teacher at West Florida High School, where she’s been since 2009.  Additionally, Mrs. McFarland has been a teacher with Escambia Virtual Academy since 2020.


Mrs. McFarland's Business students have consistently been among ECPS’s most prolific earners of Industry Certifications, garnering valuable real-world skills.  Mrs. McFarland has also been a valuable asset at West Florida High School as a mentor, FOCUS Gradebook instructor, Faculty Leader, Webmaster, and so much more.  District-wide, Mrs. McFarland routinely coaches new Business teachers and presents at various Career and Technical Education teacher training sessions.


“We are so proud to announce Mrs. Angela McFarland has been selected as our Teacher of the Year,” stated Superintendent Tim Smith.  “Mrs. McFarland’s 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.”


In addition to Mrs. McFarland's recognition, Teacher of the Year candidates from each school within the district will be honored during a special event later this year.


Mrs. Angela McFarland will now move on to represent Escambia County Public Schools in the state Teacher of the Year competition.