2019 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year
Sarah Pasion, a fourth grade math and science teacher at Sadie T. Tillis Elementary, was honored as the 2019 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year at the 2019 EDDY Awards hosted by JPEF. Get a glimpse inside Ms. Pasion's classroom.
The EDDY Awards
The EDDY Awards, an annual event to celebrate Duval County's leading teachers, is a time-honored tradition that has grown into its new mission to elevate the role of Jacksonville's best teachers. Each year, we celebrate each school's Teacher of the Year and announce the winner of the Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year.
The EDDYs Experience
The EDDY Awards has evolved from a one-night gala to a yearlong professional development and leadership experience for some of Duval County's most effective teachers. Through the yearlong professional development program, JPEF builds a network of exemplary teachers who are leaders in the community and who work to improve our schools, student performance and the teaching profession.
Last year, the top five finalists for 2018 Duval County Teacher of the Year spent their summer learning and growing as teachers and leaders through JPEF's Summer Fellowship. They traveled to a national conference for teachers of the year to learn about strategies to improve instruction and to advocate for students out of the classroom. We also offer a curated list of grants for teachers to get funding for their classrooms or their own professional development.
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How is the Duval County Teacher of the Year Chosen?
The Teacher of the Year selection process is truly a community-led process. Because of this, the EDDY Awards has evolved beyond an awards ceremony to a program that aims to build a network of exemplary teachers who are leaders in the community and who work to improve our schools, student performance and the teaching profession. Read on to learn more about the selection process and how you can contribute to elevating teachers in Duval County.