About Teacher Roundtable

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s Teacher Roundtable elevates the voices of Duval County’s best public school teachers while empowering them to help each other and educate the community about the importance of high-quality instruction in public education. Through this initiative, the teachers who participate in our existing programming efforts, especially the EDDY Awards teacher of the year recognition program, came together to further strengthen their capacity for advocating for high-quality public education.

Teachers have been part of the Teacher Roundtable Steering Committee and have emphasized how important it is to have an independent organization like The Jacksonville Public Education Fund spearheading this initiative.

The goals of the Teacher Roundtable are to elevate the voices of teachers in community and district discussions about improving public education, support teachers in being their own advocates and connect teacher leaders to the community through speaking engagements and other opportunities.

To learn more about Teacher Roundtable, contact Zachary Champagne, Director of Program and Advocacy at zak@jaxpef.org.

Zachary Champagne

"The positive atmosphere and interactions of the Teacher Roundtable is like a shot in the arm…I leave each session informed, energized, and empowered knowing I am making a difference as an educator. "

C. Suzanne Evans, Teacher Roundtable Steering Comittee


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Upcoming Event

School Board Primary Elections

Four seats on the seven-member School Board are up for election this year. Learn about the candidates in our Advocacy Center so you can make an informed choice.

  • Date: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020
  • Time: 7:00AM to 7:00PM
  • Where: Your Polling Place
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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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Renaming Schools

You can help offset the costs of renaming six public schools that honor Confederates in their names.

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