Hillsborough County

SCATTER Honors Celebration – University of South Florida


The College of Education at USF has gone above and beyond to prepare their students for the demands of teaching. Fall 2016’s graduates included students who have lead breakout sessions at national conferences, attended multiple professional development opportunities, and traveled to Costa Rica to gain a deeper understanding of education in different cultures. I’m so excited to welcome these students to our profession!

College Football National Championship & Extra Yard For Teachers Summit

1/6/2017 – 1/10/2017

The College Football Playoff Foundation certainly lived up to its mission of “elevating the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering quality teachers”
during the College Football Playoff Championship Weekend. State Teachers of the Year from throughout the country experienced the incredible generosity and attention to detail that made each of us feel truly honored and appreciated.

SEL Champions Meeting – Growth Mindset Workshop


The group of almost 100 people at Nature’s Classroom in Thonotosassa was comprised of both classroom teachers and PE coaches, all with a focus on bring social-emotional learning into Hillsborough’s middle schools. I was able to share how Growth Mindset can play an integral part of SEL and developing the abilities of our students and ourselves.


30th Annual Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame Ceremony


It was a true joy to hear the touching stories of business professionals who have used grit and a growth mindset to be able to overcome the odds and persevere to the peak of success in their field. The ceremony was put on by the Florida Council of Economic Education, which believes “train one, teach thousands.” Their free online and printed resources are an excellent supplement to economics lessons for elementary through high school students. They have me interested in signing up for economics training in one of their five campuses so that I can integrate the life skills of financial literacy into my future math lessons.