FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Kristin Murphy has won the 2019 Broward Teacher of the Year Award.

Murphy, a pre-law teacher at Nova Middle School, was one of five Broward County teachers nominated for the award.

“I’m shocked. I’m humbled. I’m excited. I’m ugly crying. It’s amazing,” Murphy said. “Every single finalist is an incredible teacher, and they’re doing great things in their schools. When I saw their back stories, I was like, ‘No way it’s gonna be me. Look at them!'”

Along with the award Murphy won Thursday night, she also received a $1,000 check and a bouquet.

Murphy has been teaching for 20 years and has spent the last three at Nova Middle School in Davie.

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