Vickie Pierre

Anchor Academy students holding up a banner that reads "We are Military Strong"

Video – Celebrating military children at Anchor Academy

April 26, 2022 – From frequent moves to long deployments, there’s no doubt that military children and their families face unique challenges. It’s why Duval County Public Schools is intentional in providing them with as much support as possible. That includes connecting families to military liaisons, military life counselors, and special clubs and activities. Team […]

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Palm Avenue student learning job skills

Video – Palm Avenue, Alden Road programs give on-the-job training for students with disabilities

Feb. 11, 2022 – For Palm Avenue Exceptional Student Center teacher Cheryl Clavon, it’s simple – students with disabilities can gain employment, and they’re doing so on a regular basis. “They can in fact get jobs, they can maintain those jobs, and they can be very successful on those jobs,” said Clavon. Clavon is one […]

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Students and educator focus on the computer screens in the Minecraft Coding lab

Video – Students explore coding through Minecraft lab at Springfield Middle

Jan. 25, 2022 – Welcome to the Minecraft Lab at Springfield Middle, where teachers say students are being introduced to coding in a fun way. Watch this video to see how students are being impacted in this new, innovative environment. Video Transcript Tristan Zeigler/Biscayne Elementary Student: “I was like, Whoa, I didn’t expect it to […]

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Westside High educator brings experience of paratroopers on D-Day to life for students

Nov. 10, 2021 – Paratroopers in uniform. Interactive exhibits. Powerful, firsthand testimonials. History came to life for a group of Westside High School students as the result of an engaging D-Day Presentation put on by US History Teacher Daniel Flint. With the help of friends from the Round Canopy Parachuting Team-USA, Flint shed new light […]

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Creating leaders in the classroom through the Teacher Leadership Academy

Oct. 27, 2021 – The district’s Teacher Leadership Academy is a professional development program that aims to transform our educators into change agents. Whether they’ve already gone through the academy or they’re a new participant, teachers we spoke to say this program is helping them become more confident and competent leaders. “I think all teachers […]

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Students explore underwater robotics through SeaPerch competition

Oct. 21, 2021 – Students at Mayport Middle School and Fletcher High School are taking their knowledge of engineering design to the next level, and it’s all thanks to the international SeaPerch competition. Through SeaPerch, students are charged with building robots that can perform complex tasks underwater, such as going through hoops or picking up […]

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