Congratulations to all the finalists in this year’s Heart of Education Awards, presented by The Smith Center and the Rogers Foundation. Thousands of teachers received nominations from parents, students, alumni, PTA, administrators and the public. Nominated teachers then completed applications that were judged by a group of community leaders who selected 799 finalists. Twenty of the finalists were named as this year’s Heart of Education award winners, and each received a $5,000 prize, plus $1,000 for their schools. The finalists were honored during a fun-filled evening at The Smith Center on April 20.