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Star Teacher of the Week: James Rose of Ray V Pottorf Elementary

The pandemic has limited what teachers are able to do with their students but this week’s Star Teacher James Rose found a way around that. He took his students out of the classroom and onto the Estero river—virtually. “We went under 41 and I’m like guys, you ever wonder what’s under 41? I’m like this […]

Star Teacher of The Week: Holley Sweet of Westside Elementary in Clewiston

This weeks’ Sabrina Katz Star Teacher is Holley Sweet, who has many years of teaching under her belt—but the pandemic is challenging her in ways she never expected. She’s finding creative ways to keep her fourth-graders engaged— in and out of the virtual classroom. Holley Sweet teaches at Westside Elementary in Clewiston and in her […]

Star Teach of The Week: Melissa Holland of Tanglewood Elementary

This week’s Star Teacher of The Week highlights an act that goes above and beyond a teacher’s job description. Kindergarten teacher Melissa Holland is teaching from home—but is making sure a computer is not the only way her students are able to communicate with her during this difficult time. Holland teaches at Tanglewood Elementary—and has […]

Star Teacher of The Week: Clara Caudill of West Elementary in DeSoto County

Sabrina Katz Star Teacher this week is a little different than usual because of the pandemic—instead of the classroom, 3rd-grade teacher Clara Caudill is teaching from her living room, and she’s going the extra mile to bring comfort to her students during this trying time. Ms. Caudill is adjusting to her normal, but her classroom […]

Star Teach of The Week: Lisa Herrlich

This week’s Star Teacher is Lisa Herrlich, who is a preschool teacher at Heavenly Day School in Collier County. She wears several hats —but hit a high note with combining one of her passions with teaching. “I’ve always loved children for as long as I could remember…I’ve always wanted to be a mother and a […]