Meet Scott Sowell, our Summer Teacher Fellow


About Scott Sowell

Scott Sowell, a proud graduate of Duval County Public Schools, has worked in science education for 20 years, and is currently a science teacher at Darnell-Cookman Middle-High School. Scott has worked at the elementary, secondary, and college level, with a focus on increasing science literacy, maximizing students’ understanding of the nature of science, as well as researching issues of equity within science education. Since being selected as the 2012 Duval County Teacher of the Year, Scott has also been involved in developing local teacher leaders and several professional development projects, such as the annual TEACH Conference.

In Scott's words...

I am very excited about being part of all the different JPEF projects that are focusing on developing and empowering teacher leaders in Duval County!

I move public education forward by championing the voices of our great local teachers!

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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2019 Education Poll

Support for half-penny for schools 

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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