Florida’s 2019 Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year

Commissioner of Education RichardCorcoran named Michelle Kefford, of Broward County, as the 2019 Principal of the Year and Bernadette Pletcher, of Manatee County, as the 2019 Assistant Principal of the Year.

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Florida's 2020 Teacher of the Year        

Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran named Dr. Dakeyan Cha Dre Graham from C. Leon King High School in Hillsborough County the 2020 Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year.

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More Florida Schools Earning High Marks

Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran announced that Florida remains ranked 4th in the nation for K-12 student achievement.

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As a valued partner in public education and a direct support organization for the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Education Foundation invests in high achievement for every student to contribute to Florida’s globally competitive workforce.


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