04-26-2011 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #7


Title
Recognition of the 2011 Teacher of the Year and Finalists

Discussion

Diane Phillips, a 10th grade English teacher at Cocoa High since 2007 has been named BPS Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Phillips uses item-analysis to detect areas that need focus and to differentiate instruction for her students.  She collaborates extensively across departments, working closely with the world history, art and science teachers in developing cohesive units.

Mrs. Phillips was presented with the award March 10 at the Radisson Resort in Cape Canaveral at the annual awards event hosted by the Brevard Schools Foundation.

Other finalists for county Teacher of the Year are: Linda Dean, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High; Kassie Erenstoft, Spessard L. Holland Elementary; Nicola Gerges, Endeavour Elementary; Dieu Ho, Bayside High and Cynthia Nuckols, Office of Alternative Sites/Infants and Toddlers. 



Recommendation
Recognize the 2011 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Diane Phillips and Teacher of the Year (TOY) finalists, Linda Dean, Kassie Erenstoft, Nicola Gerges, Dieu Ho, and Cynthia Nuckols.

Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 4/26/2011

Authority for Action
FS 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact
Christine Davis, Director of District Communications, 796