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Jan 6, 2023

Semifinalists announced for Santa Rosa County Teacher of the Year

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.

Jan 2, 2023

‘The Avalon Thing’: Teacher of year says school is like family at Avalon Middle

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.

Dec 19, 2022

Innovative principal honored with recognition at county, state level

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.

Dec 15, 2022

Holley Navarre Middle holds annual science fair

The holiday season is usually when school winds down, but for advanced science students at Holley Navarre Middle School, things were heating up.

Dec 12, 2022

East Bay K8 Teacher of Year is making an impact

Every teacher wants to make an impact. For Jen Sevilla, making an impact is all about being there for her students.

Dec 9, 2022

East Bay K8 art department receives $10K donation

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.

Dec 6, 2022

Overcoming challenges reason Teacher of Year thrives

It’s no secret teaching can have its challenges. For Ronda Stacey, Holley Navarre Primary School’s teacher of the year, she has taken it upon herself to meet those challenges head on.

Nov 29, 2022

Borden discovers the classroom is where she belongs

Katherine Borden took the longer road to a career in teaching. She started out as a substitute teacher and soon knew without a doubt that this is what she wanted to do long-term.

Nov 21, 2022

Woodlawn Beach Middle competes in robotics competition

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.

Nov 14, 2022

Holley Navarre Intermediate teacher of year helped bring science lab to school

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.