A Gift for Teaching is thrilled to introduce the second class of its Teacher Advisory Council! This council is a diverse group of dedicated educators from Orange County public schools that offers teacher-centric feedback, innovative ideas, and strategic guidance to help shape our programs and initiatives.
For the 2023-2024 school year, these volunteer members will serve as authentic and insightful voices directly from the classroom, bridging the gap between educators and the wider community. They will provide invaluable firsthand stories into the ever-evolving educational needs faced by our students and teachers. Additionally, the Teacher Advisory Council will act as ambassadors, sharing their experiences to inform other eligible colleagues, as well as new educators, about the free services and resources made available through A Gift for Teaching.
Michelle Byfield, College Park Middle School Rebecca Carrasquillo, Pinewood Elementary School Alexis Causey, Horizon West Middle School Bryan Ellis, Howard Middle School Rosina Griffin, Ventura Elementary School Sebastian Herrera, Edgewater High School Lisa Hylton, Colonial High School Ninth Grade Center Madison Ickes, Roberto Clemente Middle School Wendy Kearns, Meadow Woods Middle School Danielle Lewis, Westpointe Elementary School
Kandace Lewis, Millennia Elementary School A.Marie Menelas, Ocoee Elementary School Jerry Reedy, Chickasaw Elementary School Jennifer Rickey, Columbia Elementary School Dinah Robinson, Rosemont Elementary School Teresita Rodriguez-Baez, Ventura Elementary School Kelly Sanderson, Ridgewood Park Elementary School Randi Schwartz, Innovation Middle School Charity Travis, Orange County Virtual School Dawn Zimmerman, Colonial High School