Florida Trend's Floridian of the year is the Florida teacher
This year, FLORIDA TREND recognizes the foot soldiers — Florida’s 177,000 teachers — as the collective Floridian of the Year.
As the past year shows, Florida schools have improved. Credit goes everywhere. Jeb Bush, in his time as governor, instituted the accountability system that forced districts and schools to improve service to students, a system improved by subsequent governors and legislatures. Forward thinkers and adroit executives such as former Superintendent Don Gaetz in Oklaoosa County and Miami-Dade’s current superintendent, Alberto Carvalho, showed how top district leaders can effect change.
This story also features expert opinions, business briefs and people in the news: Samantha Neff; Lenore Logsdon; Mike Gaudreau; Kristin Murphy; Shannon Kraeling; Nikki Mosblech; Hollie Cunningham; Jade Osceola; Joy Prescott; Lisa Fabulich; Jeff Becker; Hollie Cunningham
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