On Wednesday, CCC alumnus David Martinez-Cooley ’91 was named Pinellas County’s 2020 Teacher of the Year. A former math and music teacher at CCC, David has been teaching music and math in Pinellas County Schools for the last 13 years, most recently at Leila G. Davis Elementary School in Clearwater.
After graduating from CCC in 1991, David continued his education earning bachelor’s degrees in math and music education as well as a master’s in mathematics from the University of Florida.
When nominating David for Teacher of the Year, the principal at Leila G. Davis Elementary School wrote, “His positive influence and leadership serve as a beacon of light for all to follow. He serves as a role model for all educators.”