Teacher of the year is indeed a distinction among teachers. The winners find great honor in the award because they are selected by their peers. In her sixth year at the school, Emily Simon is West Navarre Primary’s award winner this year.
“I’m so honored to represent West Navarre Primary. Any one of our teachers could have been nominated from this school,” Emily said.
Emily always knew she wanted to be a teacher but she was sure it would be in physical education. She and her husband graduated college with a P.E. degree. He continued into athletic training in the Santa Rosa School District and now teaches biology at Navarre High School and coaches girls’ soccer. Emily on the other hand, ran the children’s program at The Club in Gulf Breeze, and was a stay-at-home mom for a while. It was when she taught pre-school that she knew she wanted to be in the classroom. Now she teaches Kindergarten.
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