Santa Rosa Education Foundation has announced the five semifinalists selected from 35 school nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to Anthea Amos, Central School, Melody Griffin, Gulf Breeze Elementary, Karen Cody, Navarre High, Tanya Metzler, Pea Ridge Elementary, Michelle Tucker, West Navarre Intermediate.
Many schools talk about being a family of students and staff. But at Avalon Middle School, they truly are.
Danita Johnson, Avalon Middle’s teacher of the year, sees herself as a member of that family.
Johnson, who has taught in both Florida and Kentucky, has spent the past 30 years as both a teacher and an administrator.
It takes a special kind of person to lead people and manage a school. It takes an even more special person to continually improve upon and innovate the educational curriculum presented to students.
At S.S. Dixon Intermediate School, they have that person, and her name is Missy Floyd.
East Bay K-8 School recently received a $10,000 donation for the school’s art department from Navarre benefactors Alan and Lindsey Song. This isn’t the first time the Songs have helped Santa Rosa District Schools.
For six weeks during September, October, and November, Woodlawn Beach Middle School students met regularly to work on a project.
While students working on a project at school might not be a surprise, these students weren’t just putting together a paper mache globe. They were building a robot.
With the school year in full swing, teachers of the year have been announced. At Holley Navarre Intermediate, the teacher of the year is fifth grade teacher Brandy Brewer.
She found out that her peers voted to give her this award on Oct. 4.