Did you know Florida has been recognized for high-quality teacher policies? That means Florida teachers are leading the nation in areas like retaining effective teachers, making sure new teachers enter the classroom well-prepared and identifying teachers who are helping students achieve more.
The Florida Department of Education provides resources to school districts, universities and educators to help ensure that the state's educational workforce becomes highly effective in improving student achievement.
Tammy Jerkins is a high school math teacher at Leesburg High School in Lake County. Mrs. Jerkins currently serves as the Christa McAuliffe Ambassador for Education.