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The legacy of “The Turtle Lady”

The legacy of “The Turtle Lady”

Gigi Naggatz was affectionately known as “The Turtle Lady” on Navarre Beach and she was a leading volunteer and conservationist who worked tirelessly for the sea turtles. She passed away Jan. 5 after a years-long battle with cancer. While she will be greatly missed by many, her spirit will live on through the many volunteers […]

Taylor credits team effort for her success as a teacher

Taylor credits team effort for her success as a teacher

As big of a deal as it is to be named a teacher of the year, Navarre High School’s Angie Taylor deflects the credit for her recognition elsewhere. The long-time Exceptional Student Education teacher and department head for ESE makes it known she owes her success to the four other people she works with each […]

West Navarre Primary Teacher of the Year

West Navarre Primary Teacher of the Year

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 […]

Two Northwest Florida teachers receive Governor’s Shine Award

Two Northwest Florida teachers receive Governor’s Shine Award

During a recent meeting of Florida’s Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized four outstanding educators from around the state with Governor’s Shine Awards. The Shine award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education. “We are thankful for the commitment of our teachers to help students receive […]

Guardian ad Litem program needs voices for children

Guardian ad Litem program needs voices for children

In the state of Florida, when a case of child neglect, abuse or abandonment is reported, the state Department of Children and Families steps in to shelter the child. The shelter may come in the form of a foster home or another family member’s home while the child’s parents are working through their problems. The […]

Holley-Navarre Intermediate Teacher of the Year

Holley-Navarre Intermediate Teacher of the Year

Teresa Berg is Holley-Navarre Intermediate’s Teacher of the Year. An 18-year veteran in the classroom, with 13 years at HNIS, Berg says she never stops learning and never tires of seeing the students learn something new.   “I like teaching them something new and seeing their faces when they learn it,” Berg said. When asked what […]