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FSDB Bilnd Elementary School and FSDB School-wide Teacher of the Year 17-18 April Wallace and FSDB President Dr. Prickett

Tammy Jerkins Named FDOE Teacher Of The Year

Orlando, Fla. – Tammy Jerkins, secondary mathematics teacher from Leesburg High School in Lake County, was named the 2018 Macy’s/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year at the awards gala held tonight at Hard Rock Live at Universal Studios Orlando. Educators from throughout the state of Florida attended the …  


Realtor scholarship winners and families posing in entryway

Board of Realtors Announces Scholarship Winners

Since 2001, the St. Augustine & St. Johns County Board of Realtors has awarded more than $180,000 in scholarships to St. Johns County graduating seniors to help them defray the cost of attending college or trade school. At the start of each school year, members of the education committee reach …  


Walter Blackmon bench pressing

Blind Toastmaster Uses Words To Help Others See

When glaucoma stole Walter Blackmon’s eyesight at 5 years old, it also stole some of his dreams. That day, he was at his babysitter’s house, sitting at a table and drawing cartoons from the newspaper. Then he heard the woman’s chickens outside in the backyard. He ran over to watch them, …