Shannon Clark, a fourth-grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher at Eustis Heights Elementary, is the 2021 Lake County Schools Teacher of the Year. The Mount Dora resident who has been teaching for seven years was named the winner by a panel of judges from outside the district. Shannon also received a 2021 Honda Accord to drive for three years from Jenkins Auto Group. Insight Credit Union donated a $500 gas card and Jostens presented her with an official Teacher of the Year ring. Shannon was chosen over finalists Rikki Parisoe, Fruitland Park Elementary School first-grade teacher, and Joshua Wintersdorf, algebra teacher at Umatilla Middle School.