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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

Barnhouse: Persisting improves student success in Sarasota and Manatee counties

POSTED Nov 12, 2019 at 8:49 AM Richard Barnhouse, vice president of student services and enrollment management at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, says persistence is a complex issue baked into educators. Keep reading.

Eavey: Growing tomorrow’s workforce in Sarasota County starts with career preparation

Posted NOV 5, 2019 at 8:13 AM It has been a long time since a high school diploma could help new graduates land decent-paying jobs. Today’s reality is that local and nationwide employers are frustrated ... continue reading

Helping Students Find Intentional Purpose

Posted NOV 2, 2019 at 7:00 AM The North Star strategy at the Education Foundation of Sarasota County is for all students to graduate with purpose prepared for their postsecondary future. Our job is not ... continue reading

Scholarship helps Sarasota student’s dream become reality

Posted OCT 29, 2019 at 12:49 PM A University of Florida environmental engineering student says a scholarship from the Education Foundation of Sarasota County took enormous pressure off her family. Keep reading. 

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