Graduate Accolades from the College of Education to:
Martinique Kelty graduated from SPC in spring 2015. In fall 2017 Martinique graduated USF with a Masters in Exceptional Student Education and an Infant Family Health Certification. She is currently an ESE Support Facilitator at Azalea Middle School.
Accolades from Council for Exceptional Children to:
The Council for Exceptional Children Suncoast Chapter 176 recently announced its 2018 Exceptional Student Education awards. Matthew Clarke, won the ESE Rookie Teacher of the Year, Boca Ciega High.
Matthew is an SPC graduate who teaches READING 180 classes at Boca Ciega High School. His goal is to increase students’ reading proficiency, comprehension, and fluency. He uses Whole Group Instruction before breaking off into small groups of students — working on the Computer Stations, receiving Small Group Instruction, and encourages Independent Reading.
The Florida Fund for Minority Teacher (FFMT) Scholarship provided Matthew with a terrific funding source while at SPC. If eligible, full time prospective educators can receive up to $4000 per year. Matthew utilized this scholarship. *More info below.
The Council for Exceptional Children awarded Jenni Herman, Inclusion Teacher of the Year, Pinellas Central Elementary. Jenni was also named the Outstanding Educator Fan Favorite Award. This award is voted on by students, parents and the community on the
Education Foundation’s Facebook page. As the Fan Favorite, Jenni will receive special recognition and the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at Education Night with the Rays at Tropicana Field and a personalized Rays jersey. She will receive a Keg A Que from Clearwater Gas System, Mahaffey Theater tickets courtesy of the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts, a two-night stay at the Hotel Indigo, and other gifts.
Graduate Accolades to Dawn (Long) Lewis who is the Assistant Principal at Campbell Park Elementary. She graduated from Seminole High and received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at St. Petersburg College and continued on to the University of
South Florida where she received Masters’ degrees in both Reading and Educational Leadership. Mrs. Lewis’s personal goal is that every child will be academically challenged and will have the skills to make good life choices.
STEM Accolades go to:
Donnika Jones is currently the Assistant Principal at Melrose Elementary. Ms. Jones won the 2012 Space Foundation Dr. Catherine Pedretty Space Scholarship for Teachers. The scholarship paid for Ms. Jones to travel to Colorado Springs and participate
in one of the Space Foundation’s Space across the Curriculum courses. Courses were designed to help teachers use space themes in their classrooms. The theme improves student performance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as other subject areas.
Congrats to all who graduated from SPC’s College of Education programs and your accomplishments!
For more information on the College of Education and the opportunities available, please call 727-712-5410 or email.
*The priority deadline for Fall 2018 Florida Minority Teachers Scholarship is July 1. Contact Sherri Kent-Roberts at 727-341-4659 for more information or visit their website.