Category: Elementary Education

Two SPC alumni were Pinellas Teacher of the Year finalists

Kim Lopez, a fifth grade teacher at Melrose Elementary was recently named Pinellas County’s 2015 Outstanding Educator of the Year. Two St. Petersburg College alumni were named in the list of 10 finalists for the prestigious award. William Aligood, a 2008 SPC College of Education graduate, went on to get a Masters of Education in … Continue reading Two SPC alumni were Pinellas Teacher of the Year finalists

St. Petersburg College awarded $5 million grant for Elementary Education

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SPC’s College of Education (COE) has been awarded a three-year, $5 million grant from the Florida Department of Education to help prepare future elementary education teachers. By transforming how we prepare elementary teachers, SPC will impact future Pinellas County students and their families. Learn more about the grant by reading recent new stories on: SPC … Continue reading St. Petersburg College awarded $5 million grant for Elementary Education

SPC Education student featured in national e-newsletter

Shanno Rapp, St. Petersburg College Education Student with Jamaican Study Abroad Children

By:  Shannon Rapp, SPC Early Elementary Education student Published in the December 2014 edition of Great Shape! Inc. “Teaching has always been a dream of mine. It’s in my blood because both of my parents are teachers. I grew up volunteering in elementary classrooms and loving every minute of it. When it came time for … Continue reading SPC Education student featured in national e-newsletter

St. Petersburg College education students improve literacy in Jamaica

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SPC College of Education students volunteered for a week in the public schools in Negril, Jamaica in November as part of an initiative to help improve literacy with Jamaican children. SPC students worked with children in the areas of art, computers, music and physical education. In the schools, College of Education preservice teachers taught small … Continue reading St. Petersburg College education students improve literacy in Jamaica