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Teacher: Building connections grows confidence in math and life

Posted Jan 14, 2020 at 8:25 AM  | Some students come into my classroom with their body language and expressions broadcasting a dislike of math. In their minds, they have failed before the first assignment. ... continue reading

Teacher: Balancing fun and study yields classroom innovations

Posted Jan 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM Ali Binswanger, a third grade gifted teacher at Lakeview Elementary and a 2020 Sarasota County Schools District Ignite Innovation Teacher of the Year, says learning can be rigorous ... continue reading

VIGNE: STARTING 2020 WITH LIFE LESSONS LEARNED FROM TEACHERS

Posted December 31, 2019 at 11:57 AM At the dawn of 2020, Education Foundation of Sarasota County President Jennifer Vigne offers some life advice drawn from 43 amazing local teachers. With the dawning of 2020, ... continue reading

EVERY CHILD DESERVES A GIFTED EDUCATION

Posted December 18, 2019 at 7:40 AM Heather Young, Venice Elementary, 2020 Teacher of the Year for Sarasota County Schools, reveals her core beliefs as an educator. Three core beliefs fuel my passion for teaching ... continue reading

Venice Elementary art teacher named Sarasota’s 2020 Teacher of the Year

POSTED: Dec 11, 2019 at 11:29 PM She has only been teaching art for a few months, but Venice Elementary School teacher Heather Young pulls from more than 20 years of experience as a classroom ... continue reading

Sarasota schools alumnus reflects on great teachers, bright lights and lifelong impacts

POSTED: Dec 10, 2019 at 2:10 PM Sarasota attorney Dan Bailey Jr. extolls the lifelong impacts of being a student in Sarasota schools from kindergarten to high school. Keep reading. 

A Time to Celebrate Teachers Who Give Every Day

POSTED: December 7, 2019 We believe a vibrant and prosperous community is dependent upon the value its members place on high quality education. And it’s evident our community cares. A lot. From our vantage point ... continue reading

Brown: Innovation makes learning relevant for 21st-century students

POSTED: December 3, 2019 at 1:02 PM Todd Brown, a 2019 Teacher of the Year, says teaching is a science, a mastery of subject matter, but it’s also an art. And it is innovation that ... continue reading

Swezey: Teacher award a platform to give voice to students, encourage teachers

POSTED: Nov 26, 2019 at 9:49 AM Excited, encouraged and exhausted. I felt all of those during my turn as Sarasota County’s 2019 “Teacher of the Year.” As my year of representing our district’s teachers ... continue reading

Vigne: A time to show up for teachers

POSTED: Nov 19, 2019 We believe a vibrant and prosperous community is dependent upon the value its members place on high-quality education. And it’s evident our community cares. A lot. From our vantage point at ... continue reading

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