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Dec 13, 2023

DUO program already making an impact, says Sanborn

Earlier this year, in May, Linda Sanborn, a retired teacher, school board member and business owner, decided to begin a program to help disadvantaged youth in Santa Rosa District Schools.

Known as DUO, which stands for “Do Unto Others,” the program has already begun to make an impact, said Sanborn.


Dec 11, 2023

Santa Rosa District Schools achieves A-rating for 2022-23 school year

Santa Rosa County District Schools has announced its recognition as an A-rated school district for the 2022-23 school year, according to the recently released Informational Baseline School Grades and District Grades by the Florida Department of Education.

Dec 5, 2023

From swim lessons to classroom lessons, West Navarre Primary’s Green has always been a teacher

West Navarre Primary School’s Cindy Green, who is the school’s 2023 teacher of the year, has been a teacher on and off since 2005. Before dipping her toe into the teaching profession, she worked in or near the water.

Nov 30, 2023

Holley Navarre Intermediate’s Oster brings experience to class

Jeanette Oster has travelled a long way to Navarre. The Holley Navarre Intermediate School third grade teacher has lived in Indiana, Texas, Tennessee, Montana and now here.

Nov 28, 2023

Groundbreaking for new Southend High School set for Dec. 6

Santa Rosa County District Schools will host a groundbreaking for the new Southend High School on Wednesday, December 6, 1:30 p.m. at 5760 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Gulf Breeze.

Nov 22, 2023

Holley Navarre Primary’s Whitman ‘STEAM’ driven

For Stephanie Whitman, being a teacher is a team effort. From students working with teachers to teachers working with other teachers to provide the best education possible, collaboration is key.

Whitman, who teaches first grade at Holley Navarre Primary School, was recently named her school’s teacher of the year. It is the first time she has been given the honor.


Nov 13, 2023

Navarre High’s Windfelder receives county wide recognition

Innovative: (of a person) introducing new ideas; original and creative in thinking.

Kasie Windfelder, Navarre High School’s principal, was recently named innovative principal of the year. She said the announcement came Oct. 26 and was a complete surprise to Windfelder.


Nov 13, 2023

UWF earns highest ranking to date on ‘Best for Vets’ list

The University of West Florida came in at No. 12 on the “Best for Vets” college list released by Military Times. This marks the University’s highest ranking on the list to date. UWF was ranked among 325 schools.

Nov 10, 2023

Mediacom offers $60,000 in scholarships to high school seniors

West Des Moines, IA – Nov. 10, Mediacom Communications is offering $60,000 in scholarship support for high school seniors who plan to obtain further education. The scholarship program is in its 23rd consecutive year and Mediacom’s investment will award $1,000 World Class Scholarships to 60 high school seniors. 

Nov 10, 2023

Woodlawn Beach Middle’s Angela Fulton wants students to know they can succeed

Teachers can have a profound impact, not only on what we learn but how we learn.

Woodlawn Beach Middle School’s Angela Fulton, who was named teacher of the year in October, has been doing just that with mathematics, particularly intensive math.

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