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Take Stock in Children awards 27 scholarships

Take Stock in Children awards 27 scholarships

Take Stock in Children and the Santa Rosa Education Foundation awarded $405,000 in scholarships to 27 graduating 2019 seniors who received four-year tuition scholarships. A ceremonial event was held May 29 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach.   Read the full article in the June 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options […]

GBHS JROTC instructor named Rookie of the Year

GBHS JROTC instructor named Rookie of the Year

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation (SREF) announced Master Sergeant Rafael Garcia (Air Force Retired) of Gulf Breeze High School as the 2019 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year during their Rookie of the Year Reception May 8. Garcia is the school’s Aerospace Science and Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps instructor.   Read the […]

Take Stock in Children needs mentors

Take Stock in Children needs mentors

Students coming from low-income backgrounds often face hurdles to academic and career success that their peers do not. They are statistically more likely to miss school and have lower grades. And they are less likely to go to college. Read the full article in the March 21 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]

Navarre High’s Ms. B named Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year

Navarre High’s Ms. B named Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year

Men’s choir practice at Navarre High School came to an abrupt halt Thursday morning as a crowd of school administrators and media came bursting through the door led by Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick with flowers in hand. The crowd was there to inform teacher Caroline Buechner that she had been selected as Santa Rosa’s Teacher of […]

Teacher of the Year finalists from south end

Teacher of the Year finalists from south end

All three of the finalist for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year hail from schools in south Santa Rosa County. The Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced Friday the teachers that made the final cut selected from the 33 school nominees throughout the district. The finalists are Caroline Buechner of Navarre High School, Charles Phan of […]

Navarre High School chorus teacher among semifinalists

Navarre High School chorus teacher among semifinalists

Navarre High School chorus teacher Caroline Buechner is among the five semifinalists for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year. The Santa Rosa Education Foundation (SREF) announced the semifinalists Friday. They were selected from 33 nominees at each of the schools in the district. Read the full article in the Jan. 17 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Teachers of the Year announced for 2019

Teachers of the Year announced for 2019

Santa Rosa Education Foundation announce Monday the 33 nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year.  Nominees were selected by their peers at each school throughout the district. In Navarre the Teachers of the Year are: David Chaves, Holley Navarre Intermediate School Sharon Mavity, Holley Navarre Primary School Jasmine Brockhum, West Navarre Intermediate School Ruth […]

Santa Rosa Take Stock in Children awards 25 scholarships

Santa Rosa Take Stock in Children awards 25 scholarships

Take Stock in Children and the Santa Rosa Education Foundation awarded over $350,000 in scholarships to 25 graduating seniors who received four-year tuition scholarships.  The May 30 event was held at the Hilton Pensacola Beach. Read the full article in the June 7 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up […]

West Navarre’s Nelson achieves Rookie of the Year

West Navarre’s Nelson achieves Rookie of the Year

West Navarre Intermediate School teacher Dustin Nelson has been awarded the 2018 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year. The Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced the fifth-grade science teacher for the award Wednesday during their Rookie of the Year Reception. Read the full article in the May 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Rookie of the Year teachers announced

Rookie of the Year teachers announced

Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced the nominees for 2018 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year award April 9. The foundation invited every school in the Santa Rosa School District to nominate one teacher for the award. Read the full article in the April 19 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

Grillin’ in the Breeze

Grillin’ in the Breeze is a competitive grilling event where guests will enjoy delicious and creative concoctions hot off the grills, music, a silent auction, and interactive children’s activities while raising money for Santa Rosa Education Foundation and its Take Stock in Children Scholarship and Mentoring program. Event will be held at the Shoreline Park […]

Teacher of the Year semifinalists announced

Teacher of the Year semifinalists announced

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation has announced the five semifinalists selected from 33 school nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year.  Congratulations to April Ballard, S.S. Dixon Intermediate; Erin Cosky, Gulf Breeze High; Mark Sargent, Santa Rosa High; Christina Andrus, West Navarre Primary; Joshua Odom, Woodlawn Beach Middle. The SREF Teacher of the Year […]

Grillin’ event bolsters education funding

Grillin’ event bolsters education funding

The sweet smell of barbecue and savory smell of fresh seafood filled Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze during the third Grillin’ in the Breeze Saturday. The competition barbecue event featured fish dishes, a variety of grilled meats and more. Patrons who paid $12 were able to sample the delicious treats and vote for their favorite […]

New teachers union seeks bargaining power

New teachers union seeks bargaining power

Amid stalemated arguments over teacher salary increases in the Santa Rosa School District, a new union wants to take over future negotiations. The Santa Rosa Education Association (SREA) has renewed its application with the state’s Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) to represent roughly 125 of the school district’s 1,900 teachers. Read the full article in […]

Education Foundation awards teachers $68,000 in grants

Education Foundation awards teachers $68,000 in grants

Of the 68 Santa Rosa teachers who received $1,000 grants from the Santa Rosa Education Foundation, 26 hail from schools in Navarre and Gulf Breeze. The grants are awarded each year to help teachers implement ideas in the areas of Artistic Literacy, Literacy, Career/Technical Education and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education with the […]

Homeless children need your help

Homeless children need your help

Recently, we ran an article on the homeless and unaccompanied students of Navarre. We were shocked by the numbers right here in our hometown. Our children were in school barely a month and already almost 500 were identified as in need, and that number is only expected to go up. As shocked as we were […]

Group effort used to battle homelessness in school district

Group effort used to battle homelessness in school district

The Santa Rosa County School District isn’t simply trying to help the homeless students in its schools. Its goal is to break the cycle and end the problem. “Our goal is to provide students the resources and support to graduate from high school and transition to college and a career,” said Dr. Karen Barber, the […]

Teacher of the Year nominations for Santa Rosa County announced

Teacher of the Year nominations for Santa Rosa County announced

  The Santa Rosa Education Foundation has released the names of 33 nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year.  Each nominee was selected by their peers at their respective school throughout the district. And the nominees are: Paula Jones, Avalon Middle Sparrow Mathews, Bagdad Elementary Bobbie Jo Cueno, Berryhill Administrative Complex Kristi Martin, Berryhill […]

Santa Rosa Education Foundation awarded $25,000

Santa Rosa Education Foundation awarded $25,000

At the Sept. 10 Santa Rosa School Board meeting, AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs Ray Walker presented Santa Rosa Education Foundation with a $25,000 contribution to support a Career Ops program for 9 -12 grade students in Santa Rosa County public schools.  This donation will allow the school district to provide selected students with experiences in various local […]

Gulf Breeze teacher named Rookie of the Year

Gulf Breeze teacher named Rookie of the Year

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced Elizabeth Fitzgerald, a third grade teacher at Gulf Breeze Elementary School, as the 2015 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year at a reception Wednesday afternoon. She was selected from a field of 33 educators with three or less years of teaching experience who were honored at the event. The Gulf […]

Governor recognizes Navarre teacher

Governor recognizes Navarre teacher

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott during a Florida Cabinet meeting May 13 recognized nine outstanding educators for their contributions to learning, and Holley-Navarre Intermediate teacher Danielle Clark was one of them. Clark earlier this year was also named Santa Rosa County Teacher of the Year by the Santa Rosa Education Foundation. Read more in the May 22 issue […]

Santa Rosa Education Foundation awards $53,000 in teacher grants

Santa Rosa Education Foundation awards $53,000 in teacher grants

Santa Rosa Education Foundation has awarded 53 teacher grants totaling $53,000 to Santa Rosa public educators. SREF, in partnership with Santa Rosa Medical Center, the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, the Florida Legislature, and grant program sponsors, is enabling teachers to implement grants that engage students in active learning while increasing student achievement. Grants were […]