Dr. Timothy Smith

Escambia County School District

A third-grade teacher at Montclair Elementary School has been named Escambia County’s Teacher of the Year.

“I’ve always just naturally wanted to teach,” said Briana McCreary, and she has been doing just that, teaching, for as long as she can remember. “Whether it was teaching my teddy bears, my baby dolls, upgraded to my younger cousins, I teach dance through praise dances with my church, any opportunity. Vacation bible school, I was always trying to lead and teach somebody something.”