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How is the Duval County Teacher of Year Selected?

The Teacher of the Year selection process is truly a community-led process. Because of this, the EDDY Awards has evolved beyond an awards ceremony to a program that aims to build a network of exemplary teachers who are leaders in the community and who work to improve our schools, student performance and the teaching profession. Read on to learn more about the selection process and how you can contribute to elevating teachers in Duval County. 

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Jacksonville Jaguars to present Maira Martelo with NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award

Maira Martelo, JPEF Director of Community Mobilization, will be honored by the Jacksonville Jaguars during this Sunday’s home opener against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 17 as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.

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2018 Teacher of the Year nominees announced

Please join us in congratulating the 175 educators that have been nominated as a Teacher of the Year at the school level!

 

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Jacksonville Public Education Fund provides research, resources as Duval School Board embarks on search for new superintendent

Strong district leadership plays a critical role in ensuring that Duval County’s students are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in life as well as meaningful contributors to our city. Throughout the superintendent search, Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) will support the Board by providing research and resources relevant to each stage of the search process.

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Meet the Team: Laura Alrutz, Senior Manager of Policy Analysis

Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) is excited to welcome four new staff members to our team. We invite you to learn more about Laura, and how she developed her passion for ensuring excellent education opportunities exist for all students in Duval County.

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Meet the Team: Zachary Champagne, Director of Advocacy and Program

Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) is excited to welcome four new staff members to our team. We invite you to learn more about Zak, 2010 Duval County Teacher of the Year, and how he developed his passion for ensuring excellent education opportunities exist for all students in Duval County.

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Meet the Team: ReGina Newkirk, Director of Development

Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) is excited to welcome four new staff members to our team. Each new member joins JPEF with an extensive background in education and unique experiences in the classroom and beyond. We invite you to learn more about ReGina, and check back tomorrow as we share more about our other new colleagues and how they developed their passion for ensuring excellent education opportunities exist for all students in Duval County.

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Meet the team: Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, EVP

Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) is excited to welcome four new staff members to our team. Each new member joins JPEF with an extensive background in education and unique experiences in the classroom and beyond

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Former DCPS teachers join Jacksonville Public Education Fund staff ready to drive local mission to improve public schools

As principals welcome staff and students back to school, Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) also welcomed Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, ReGina F. Newkirk, Zachary Champagne and Laura Alrutz –  all former Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) teachers to its staff this summer.

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Williams, Brown, Willis and Wright join Jacksonville Public Education Fund Board of Directors

Jacksonville Public Education Fund gained several new members to its Board of Directors. Buck Williams, Latrece Brown, Dr. Patricia Willis and the Honorable Paula D. Wright have accepted their nomination as directors of the independent nonprofit organization.

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