Posted 1/23/2014 12:00:00 AM by Admin in News/Blog
Fifteen outstanding teachers today were named semi-finalists for the 2014 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year.
The semi-finalists were selected from the Teachers of the Year nominated by every public school in Duval County. From the 15 semi-finalists, five finalists will be selected. The winner will be named 2014 Florida Blue Teacher of the Year at the EDDY Awards on March 12 at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.
The semi-finalists are:
Iris Caro, Central Riverside Elementary
Pamela Chaffin, Mandarin High
Kimberly Duffield, Mayport Elementary
Amanda Dyal, Southside Middle
Joseph Frencl, Atlantic Coast High
Michael Khalil, Sandalwood High
Bryan Long, North Shore Elementary
Ashley Payanis, West Jacksonville Elementary
Jesica Pearce, Lake Lucina Elementary
Desirae Royal, J.E.B. Stuart Elementary
Kristen Sands, Jacksonville Heights Elementary
Alethea Tarabishi, Loretto Elementary
Jessica von Eiff, Westview K-8
Christopher Watson, Ortega Elementary
Carol Wright, Mt. Herman Exceptional Center
Tickets to the EDDY Awards are available at eddyawardsjax.org. The program is a joint venture of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund and the Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership.
The theme for this year's EDDY Awards is "Celebrating the Heart of Education." Honoring the county's most exceptional educators, the EDDY Awards have evolved over the last few years into a year-long initiative building a network of exemplary teachers who are leaders in the community and who work to improve our schools, accelerate student achievement and elevate the teaching profession