10 Years of Powering Potential: Catching up with Apryl Shackelford, 2013 Duval County Teacher of the Year
As JPEF celebrates 10 years of powering potential this year, we're catching up with some of the people who have been impacted by our work. The 2013 Duval County Teacher of the Year, Apryl Shackelford, is now working in Miami public schools. She looks back on her time as Teacher of the Year as a pivotal moment in her career.Read More
As JPEF celebrates our 10th anniversary this year, we’re catching up with some of the people who have been impacted by our work. Allishia Bauman was featured in one of JPEF’s first initiatives, the 1 in 3 exhibit at the Cummer Museum, which highlighted the stories of students who struggled to graduate from high school.Read More
JPEF has turned the EDDY Awards, Jacksonville’s teacher of the year celebration, into the yearlong EDDYs experience for Duval’s top teachers, designed to celebrate, elevate and empower teacher leaders and retain them in the classroom. Here's what Duval's top teachers said about the experience.Read More
"Our research has shown that low pay is a major reason why Duval County teachers leave the classroom, and we believe we must recruit and retain great teachers in our struggling schools to help close the opportunity gap."Read More
In 2018-2019, Duval County was just four points from earning an A grade districtwide.
This year, there were more A schools and fewer C schools in the district, while the number of D and F schools held steady.Read More