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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.

Nov 7, 2023

Santa Rosa County District Schools unveils new High School building projects

Santa Rosa County District Schools has announced its comprehensive building projects, including the construction of the brand-new Southend High School, set to open its doors to students in August 2026. Furthermore, plans for a high school in the north portion of the county are in the pipeline.

Nov 6, 2023

West Navarre Intermediate’s Brooke Cole says teaching is her ‘gift’

For Brooke Cole, West Navarre Intermediate School’s teacher of the year, relationships are everything. From her relationship with her students to her peers and administrators, Cole considers her connections to those around her to be the best part of her job.

Oct 30, 2023

Santa Rosa Education Foundation awards $66,000 in teacher grants

Santa Rosa Education Foundation has announced the award of 66 teacher grants totaling $66,000 to Santa Rosa public educators. SREF, in partnership with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, the Florida Legislature, and grant sponsors Navy Federal Credit Union, Pen Air Federal Credit Union, and Florida Power and Light is enabling teachers to implement grants that engage students in active learning while increasing student achievement in the areas of Artistic Literacy, Career Technical, Literacy, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education.
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