Become a ONE by ONE Public Ed Ambassador

What is a Public Ed Ambassador?

Public schools belong to our community. Public Ed Ambassadors are Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s elite volunteer corps members. By serving with Jacksonville Public Education Fund, you will help:

  • Share stories that highlight the impact teachers are having each and every day.
  • Support events to elevate excellent teachers!
  • Gather input for education research on teacher and school leader quality and parent and caregiver engagement.
  • Build community partnerships and lifelong relationships!

Public Ed Ambassadors will activate neighborhood voices to inform, advocate for and support excellent teachers, school leaders and school culture.

Who is an ideal Public Ed Ambassador?

Public Ed Ambassador can be a high school senior, university student, young professional, parent, or community member/leader. Ideally, Ambassadors should possess strong research, writing or community engagement skills.

How do you become a Public Ed Ambassador?

Applications for the first cohort have closed. Check back soon or contact Kristellys Estanga, Community Mobilization Manager at for more info!

Kiersten Washell
I believe strongly that those of us in the field of Education are in the "Relationship Business" and must work smarter to link research to policy to practice... I am passionate about the development of pathways for nurturing the “whole student” via services that could be gleamed from the partnering work of advocates and community members (ex. student mentors, credited apprenticeships, community service, and opportunities for the development of democratic principles in a real-world environment).
— Kiersten Washell
Danela Olivero
Volunteering several times for the Student Voice conversations were a really rewarding experience...I believe that this role will give me the opportunity to expand on an idea I have brought upon on a recent meeting to being able to incorporate different language meetings into schools to provide non-speaking English parents the opportunity to be involved in their children's schools and stay up to date.
— Danela Olivero, Student at Paxon

Teachers Are More

Teachers lay the foundation for what our city is and what it has the potential to be. Help us elevate stories of incredible teachers in Duval schools!

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Talent Study

Learn about how Duval County compares to other school districts across the nation when it comes to recruiting and retaining high quality teachers, building a strong school leader pipeline and engaging parents, caregivers and community stakeholders.

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Stay Informed

Stay up-to-date with developments in education at the national, state and local level as well as opportunities for public education advocates to make a difference!

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Upcoming Event

Election Day

This fall, voters will have a chance to determine the direction of our public schools through four School Board elections and a referendum on a half-penny sales tax for Duval County Public Schools.

  • Date: Tuesday, Nov 03, 2020
  • Time: 12:00AM to 11:59PM
  • 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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Did You Know?

86.5 % of students district-wide graduated high school in 2019, a record high.

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