Educators from Winter Park, Riviera Beach, Dover, Bristol and Anthony named finalists for Florida Teacher of the Year.MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 26, 1995--The much-feared trip to the principal's office took an unexpected turn for five Florida teachers this morning (Wednesday, April 26) when they found out what was in store for them.
Awaiting them was a phone call from Florida Education Commissioner Frank Brogan
Frank T. Brogan (born September 6, 1953 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is the President of Florida Atlantic University and a former Lieutenant Governor of Florida. who informed them that they have been chosen as the five finalists for the 1996 Florida Department Florida is a department (departamento) of Uruguay. Population and Demographics
As of the census of 2004, there were 68,181 people and 21,938 households in the department. The average household size was 3.1. For every 100 females, there were 100.4 males. of Education/Burdines Florida Teacher of the Year.
The teachers are Delois B. Cottingham of Lake Howell High School Lake Howell High School is a comprehensive four-year high school located in Central Florida, USA. Home of the Silver Hawks, it has been designated a "B" High School by the Florida Department of Education due to its focused curriculum. in Winter Park; Phoebe D. Irby of Dover Elementary School elementary school: see school. in Dover; David Edward Professor Sir David Alexander Ogilvy Edward, KCMG, QC, FRSE, (b 1934) is a Scottish lawyer and academic and sat as a Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities between 1992 and 2004.
Sir David read Classics at Oxford and Law at Edinburgh University. Williams of Suncoast Community High School Suncoast Community High School is a public magnet high school (grades 9-12) in Riviera Beach, Florida.
The campus was built in 1955 as Riviera Beach High School. Renamed in 1970, Suncoast became a magnet school in 1989. in Riviera Beach Riviera Beach (rəvēr`ə), resort city (1990 pop. 27,639), Palm Beach co., SE Fla., on Lake Worth (a lagoon); inc. 1922. Research and development firms are located in the growing city. ; Sonya M. Capps of Liberty County High School in Bristol; and Gina M. Evers of Anthony Elementary School in Anthony.
Following the conversation with Brogan, each teacher was presented a $5,000 check by a Burdines representative. For the seventh year, Florida-based Burdines department stores This is a list of department stores. In the case of department store groups the location of the flagship store is given. This list does not include large specialist stores, which sometimes resemble department stores. has contributed $100,000 to the state-run Teacher of the Year program. According to Brogan, this gift is the single largest corporate cash contribution to Florida public schools.
In addition to the $5,000 awarded to each of the five finalists, $1,000 will be presented by Burdines to each of their respective schools.
The Florida Department of Education/Burdines Florida Teacher of the Year will be named May 18 at the Marriott's Orlando World Center in a ceremony televised live throughout the state via Florida Public Television.
The winning teacher will receive a total cash prize of $10,000, a Lenox Crystal trophy and other merchandise.
This year's five finalists were chosen from more than 120,000 public school teachers throughout the state by a Department of Education appointed selection committee representing teachers, principals, parents and the business community.
Each finalist is selected on the basis of superior ability to teach and communicate knowledge of the subject taught, professional development, philosophy of teaching, and outstanding school and community service. The most important qualification is the teacher's superior capacity to inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities, Brogan said.
The remaining 67 district winners will each receive $750 from Burdines, plus $250 for programs at their respective schools.
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