JANUARY 27, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Hyatt Regency downtown

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, 2020. 

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. 


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 Hyatt Regency, 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.



Help us celebrate teachers!

We're looking for volunteers who can help plan fun celebrations for Teachers of the Year in their schools.



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  • Time: 12:00AM to 11:59PM
  • Where: Your polling place
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