Duval County Public Schools Announces the 2012 Florida Blue Teacher of the Year Finalists
Jacksonville, FL - Five teachers have been selected as finalists for the 2012 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year.
These five were chosen from more than 163 school representatives. The 163 were narrowed to
15 semifinalists based on their nomination packet, which included information about their professional development, classroom practices and knowledge of current educational topics.
The District Selection Committee interviewed the semifinalists and narrowed the list to the following five finalists:
"We are honored to have these high quality educators within the Duval County school system," said Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals. "The Teacher of the Year program celebrates teachers who go above the ranks of their job description and truly inspire our students. I applaud the outstanding efforts these individuals have placed into their positions as educators and role models for our youth."
The 2012 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year will be announced at the EDDY Awards on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. The program is a joint venture of the
Jacksonville Public Education Fund and the
Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership. The Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year will then go on to compete for the state-wide title. To purchase tickets or view more information, visit
View pictures of the five finalists.
"These five finalists are exemplary educators who raise the bar for the teaching profession," said Cindy Edelman, Chairwoman of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund Board of Directors. "We look forward to the lessons they have to share with all of us as our community works to prepare our children for the future."
"These outstanding finalists represent true teacher leadership in education," said Barbara Langley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Schultz Center. "Through the Teacher of the Year program, we will all have a chance to celebrate their achievements, be inspired by their passion and professionalism, and learn from their expertise."
Duval County Public Schools operates 177 schools and serves approximately 125,000 students. The school district is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy and culturally diverse world.
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