Reflections from Stephanie Bellino: "I have grown in ways I never thought possible"

The 2018 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year shares her reflections on what she learned.


"JPEF truly opened up not only my world, but that of my students as well."

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A parent leader in action

Teachers discuss the impact of implicit bias in their classrooms


Whitney Touchton, a participant in Parents Who Lead, led a session on implicit bias at the WJCT Teach Conference, bringing some of Duval County's top teachers to speak with more than 50 other educators about how to create a classroom environment where all students can thrive.

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Leader in Me: profile of a Duval County Public Schools elementary school teacher


For Nilda Allen, a Windy Hill Elementary School teacher, the best part about interacting with Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) and being selected as her school’s 2018 Teacher of the Year was the love she felt from the community outside of her school’s four walls.

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#JaxThanksATeacher: Teacher Appreciation Week


Join JPEF as we celebrate our teachers May 7 - 11 for Teacher Appreciation Week! In anticipation, we are sharing ways you can thank the amazing teachers in Duval who work tirelessly every day to provide the best education for their students.

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A glimpse into Duval Teacher of the Year Finalist Will Smith's classroom


Here's a glimpse into 2018 Florida Blue Duval Teacher of the Year Finalist Will Smith's classroom.

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Upcoming Event


Join us at EDTalks to learn how great public schools can catalyze economic growth for our city.

  • Date: Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019
  • Time: 11:30AM to 1:00PM
  • Where: The Omni Jacksonville Hotel
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2019 Education Poll

Support for half-cent tax 

In JPEF's 2019 Public Perceptions Poll, the Jacksonville community said once again they would support a small tax for schools.

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Did You Know?

85.1 % of students district-wide graduated high school in 2018, a record high.

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