Meet the semi-finalists for 2022 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is proud to announce the 15 semi-finalists for the 2022 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year


All 15 semi-finalists were selected to participate in JPEF's Teacher Leadership Initiative, in addition to the honors they'll receive at the EDDY Awards.

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Edelman Fellow Spotlight: Denisha Campbell, M.S., CCC-SLP

Edelman Fellow and Ph.D. student Denisha Campbell partnered with the Mayo Clinic Simulation Center to facilitate an innovative workshop focused on teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students


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Meet the Team: Danté Jennings

Danté Jennings serves as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Jacksonville Public Education Fund


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Meet the Team: Shannon Varga

Shannon Varga serves as the Director of Data and Research at the Jacksonville Public Education Fund


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President’s Corner: Reflecting on High School Graduation in a Pandemic

JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune shares her thoughts as the parent of a senior.

High school graduation has been a recurring theme in the life of JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune. In a new Q&A, Rachael shared what high school graduation means to her, and offered some words of inspiration for fellow parents who are w ...Read More

Half-penny sales tax will go on the ballot in fall 2020

Education advocates reacted to the news by saying they'll support the sales tax.

“This is a long-awaited historic moment in Duval County,” said JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune. “Our students need 21st century schools, and our independent research has shown that 78.5 percent of Duval County residents support ...Read More

Education Innovator Speaks in Jacksonville about What Students Need to Succeed in the 21st Century

JPEF also celebrated 10 years of impact and launched a new School Leadership Initiative.

Dr. Tony Wagner, an internationally acclaimed author and education innovator, shared a thought-provoking message about the future of education with more than 350 education and community leaders today as the keynote speaker of the Jacksonville Publ ...Read More

Upcoming Event

2022 EDDY Awards

Join us for an inspiring celebration of Jacksonville's leading teachers and find out who will be the 2022 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year.

  • Date: Saturday, Jan 22, 2022
  • Time: 6:00PM to 10:00PM
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E Coastline Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202
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of public schools in Duval County earned an "A," "B," or "C" in 2018-2019.