Emily Simon from West Navarre Primary has been selected as the Santa Rosa Rookie Teacher of the Year.
Simon was chosen by the Santa Rosa Education Foundation selection committee as the top new teacher in the district at a reception held April 24 at Benny Russell Elementary School. Simon was the top pick out of 32 educators having three-or-less years of teaching experience.
“Emily's expertise as an educator is already very evident. She has a strong grasp on all areas of her curriculum, but still seeks to increase her knowledge base and hone her craft. She also finds ways to blend the tried-and-true with the new and innovative. Emily realizes that she is the most significant variable in her children's education and knows that having a positive attitude and being encouraging plays a tremendous role in such an important and formative year in a child's education,” West Navarre Primary Principal Sandi Eubanks said.