JANUARY 27, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

OMNI HOTEL downtown


LIVE on WJXT/Channel 4

January 27, 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Also streaming on news4jax.com 

The EDDY Awards, an annual event to celebrate Duval County's leading teachers, is a time-honored tradition that has grown into its new mission to elevate the role of Jacksonville's best teachers. Each year, we celebrate each school's Teacher of the Year and announce the winner of the VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year. This year, the 30th Annual EDDY Awards will take place on January 27, 2021 as a small elegant luncheon and a LIVE TV Special, airing on WJXT/Channel 4 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors!



Help us celebrate teachers!

We're looking for volunteers who can help plan fun celebrations for Teachers of the Year in their schools. We have several resources to support volunteers to help classes and schools plan watch parties during the EDDY Awards LIVE on January 27 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM airing on WJXT/Channel 4 and livestreaming on News4Jax.com. Sign up to learn more about volunteering!



Congratulations to the 2021 School-level Teachers of the Year!

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is honored to once again lead the community-driven process to select the VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year and to celebrate every outstanding Teacher of the Year in public schools across the district. It has never been more important to celebrate the heroes in our classrooms!

We want to share our sincere congratulations to each and every one of the school-level Teachers of the Year. In addition to the celebration and recognition, Teachers of the Year are eligible to apply to join JPEF's Teacher Leadership Initiative, which offers world-class professional learning and leadership coaching to help teachers make an even bigger impact in their schools.


The EDDY Awards: Live from Jacksonville!

This year, as in-person gatherings are limited, the EDDY Awards is taking to the airwaves through a special partnership with Channel 4/The Local Station. This year, we'll celebrate teachers through watch parties across the county as we tune in together to watch an hourlong TV special celebrating our schools' Teachers of the Year. Teachers, students and parents should tune in to find out which teachers will receive surprise classroom grants and special recognitions. 

A small celebration of the finalists for the VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year will take place at an elegant luncheon event at the downtown Omni Hotel, where News4Jax Morning Show anchor Melanie Lawson will take us live to learn who will be the winner of the top teaching title in Duval County.

For questions about the in-person event, please contact Warren Buck at warren@jaxpef.org.

Sponsorship packages

The EDDYs are made possible by the generosity of our sponsors, including VyStar, our title sponsor. This year, the EDDYs Live from Jacksonville TV special will offer EDDY Awards sponsors unparalleled visibility for their support for teachers. You can view sponsorship packages by clicking here. To talk about how you can support teachers this year, please contact Jen Silva at jen@jaxpef.org.



Upcoming Event

30th Annual EDDY Awards

You are invited to watch the first-ever televised EDDY Awards: Live from Jacksonville! 

  • Date: Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021
  • Time: 12:30PM to 1:30PM
  • Where: WJXT/Channel 4 and News4Jax.com
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