Category: Teacher of the Year

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Finalists for the 2022 Vystar Teacher of the Year announced

The release below is from the Jacksonville Public Education Fund and is being republished with their permission. Contact Amy Henderson at [email protected] or visit www.jaxpef.org for more information. Dec. 3, 2021 –The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is proud to announce the top five finalists for the 2022 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year. The […]

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Mandarin teacher selected as Duval Teacher of the Year for 2021

Mandarin High educator selected as 2021 VyStar Teacher of the Year

Jan. 27, 2021 – It’s rare that anyone, especially his students, sees Jim Schmitt speechless. But that’s exactly what the Mandarin High School educator was on Wednesday afternoon when he was announced as the 2021 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year. The 27-year teaching veteran, who teaches U.S. History and Global Perspectives at Mandarin […]

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15 educators selected as VyStar Teacher of the Year semifinalists

15 educators selected as VyStar Teacher of the Year semifinalists

Nov. 17, 2020 – Congratulations to the the 15 outstanding educators who were selected as semifinalists for VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made Monday by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) who manages the Teacher of the Year process. The 15 educators will go on to be considered as finalists […]

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JPEF Announces nominees for 2021 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year

(Editor’s Note: The Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) shared this announcement on Monday, Sept. 21 in a news release. The below is based on that. JPEF’s full release available at https://www.jaxpef.org/news/jacksonville-public-education-fund-announces-the-nominees-for-2021-vystar-duval-county-teacher-of-the-year.) Sept. 23, 2020 — Congratulations to the more than 175 outstanding nominees for the 2021 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year, the district’s […]

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Leena Hall-Young named 2020 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year

Press release below courtesy of Jacksonville Public Education Fund. Jan. 17, 2020 — Congratulations to Leena Hall-Young who was named the 2020 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year tonight at the 29th Annual EDDY Awards, hosted by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF). Hall-Young, a 10th-grade language arts teacher at Raines High School, […]

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Congratulations 2020 Teacher of the Year Semifinalists

Semifinalists named for 2020 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year

Nov. 7, 2019 — Congratulations to the 15 outstanding public school teachers who were named semifinalists for the 2020 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year today. The semifinalists were selected from the more than 180 Teachers of the Year nominated by their schools for their results in the classroom and their commitment to […]

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