Broward County Public Schools Spring 2021 Education Plan Approved by Florida Department of Education

December 31, 2020

The Florida Department of Education has approved Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Spring 2021 Education Plan that will be implemented at the start of the second semester on Monday, January 11, 2021.

Under the approved plan, the District will continue to offer in-person, full-time instruction at all campuses five days a week. Required wearing of masks and extensive COVID-19 cleaning and sanitizing protocols are in place to maximize student and teacher safety. Data from contact tracing and consultation with public health experts have shown that these measures have been effective in limiting the spread of the virus in schools.

Parents and guardians can choose in-person learning at school or virtual learning at-home (eLearning). Child(ren) participating in virtual learning at-home who are not making adequate academic progress will be encouraged to return to the classroom so they can engage directly with teachers for a traditional learning experience. Parents and guardians of students who are not making adequate academic progress, and who choose not to return their child(ren) to on-campus learning, will be required to submit a written acknowledgement of the recommendation and their decision to decline.

Starting in January, the District will provide additional academic support to close achievement gaps – including extra instructional time outside of school, targeted outreach to specific students who need assistance in reading and mathematics, and support for students who are transitioning from eLearning back to the classroom.

The District will continue to locate vulnerable students, including those experiencing homelessness, who have had limited or no contact with their school and will focus on reengaging them in school to continue their education. Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) and kindergarten eligible students will also be identified and engaged through an educational outreach campaign.

Support for teachers and school leaders will include ongoing professional development opportunities, teacher assistance to help support students both at home and in school, and enhanced technology with professional development provided for teachers throughout the year. The recently purchased Poly Studio Video Bars with built in cameras and microphones delivers a new technology tool for teachers and improved experience for students.

The complete BCPS Spring 2021 Education Plan is available at www.browardschools.com/Spring2021EdPlan.
Additional Semester 2 information for parents and guardians will be distributed on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS  

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”   

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 261,500 students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools.com and download the free BCPS mobile app. 

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BCPS School-Related Employee of the Year Finalists Announced

January 12, 2021

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announces the 2021 Caliber Awards School-Related Employee of the Year finalists. The award recognizes outstanding education support personnel for the significant contributions they make to students and families across the District.  

This year’s five finalists include a senior data analyst, paraprofessional, micro tech specialist, and two office managers, who have gone above and beyond to ensure BCPS students have the best education experience possible. Their commitment, contribution and support are essential to the overall success of schools and students.   

The 2021 Caliber Awards School-Related Employee of the Year will be named at the Caliber Awards Ceremony, which recognizes the District’s outstanding teachers, principals, assistant principals and school-related employees.   

Congratulations to the 2021 Caliber Awards School-Related Employee of the Year finalists: 

Leigh Kamens is a senior data analyst in the Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness Division, where she is responsible for all data that establishes the risk profile for the District related to safety and security. Kamens, who describes herself as “a go-getter who gets things done,” has played an integral role in advancing a safer environment for students and staff across the District.  

“Ms. Kamens is willing to take on any project or task needed to advance a safer environment for our students and staff,” said Brian Katz, Chief Safety and Security Officer. “Without equivocation, she has helped to build the District’s newest division from the ground up.”  

Susan May is the confidential office manager at Cresthaven Elementary School, where she has served 24 of her 35 years with the District. “My elementary school experiences have brought me a life of pleasure serving the community and watching children grow and develop,” exclaimed May. “Over the past 35 years, I’ve tried to take every opportunity to boost each child’s confidence and belief in him or herself.” 

Cresthaven Elementary Principal Donald Lee said, “Mrs. May has a unique way of bringing humor, comfort and warmth to any situation. She is caring, creative and dedicated to our students and parents alike.” 

Nancy Richards is a paraprofessional at Falcon Cove Middle School, where she has served all her 14 years with the District. “During my 14 years at Falcon Cove, I have worn a number of different hats to support the school,” said Richards. “I love what I’m doing, and I’m extremely dedicated to my job. I especially love working with students and parents in supporting them to be as successful as possible.” 

“Mrs. Richards is a consummate professional who stays current in educational trends and continuing education opportunities to best serve her students,” said Falcon Cove Middle Principal Steven Carruth. “She truly makes our school a better place to work and learn for everyone involved.” 

Jacqueline Sanchez is a micro tech specialist at Griffin Elementary School, where she has served her 21 years in the District. In addition to managing and maintaining the school’s computers and digital equipment and providing eLearning support, Sanchez assumed the role of sponsor of Griffin’s Eco Patrol and has worked with students eager to learn about their environment. “I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to combine my passion for the environment with working with students to promote environmental literacy,” said Sanchez. 

Griffin Elementary Intern Principal Thomas Nordstrom said, “Mrs. Sanchez is an integral part of the school and without her, Griffin Elementary would not have the programs and technology that students are able to benefit from and participate in yearly. She is viewed as a leader.”  

Sandra Sunkins is the office manager at Hollywood Central Elementary School, where she has served for 31 of her 32 years with the District. From breakfast to transportation, incentives to supplies, Sunkins ensures students have everything they need to perform each day. “My greatest contribution is the sum of all my roles – to help children grow and feel safe,” she said. “That is the best feeling.” 

Hollywood Central Elementary Principal Delicia Decembert said, “Mrs. Sunkins is the perfect symbol of dedication and the epitome of what it means to be a champion of children and the village it takes to make them successful. She is highly respected and well-liked.” 

The Caliber Awards presenting sponsor is BrightStar Credit Union. Supporting Caliber Awards sponsors include Aetna, Broward Principals’ and Assistants’ Association (BPAA), Broward Teachers Union, Herff Jones, JetBlue, Nova Southeastern University – Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice, and Sunshine After School Child Care, Inc.  

For more information about the 2021 Caliber Awards, visit browardschools.com/caliber-awards

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS  

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”   

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 261,500 students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools.com and download the free BCPS mobile app. 

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BCPS High School Federal Graduation Rate Increases to 89%

January 8, 2021 

BCPS High School Federal Graduation Rate Increases to 89% Broward County Public Schools’ (BCPS) graduation rate for the 2019/20 school year is its highest since the graduation baseline was established in 2011. The Federal Graduation Rate  (includes traditional high schools, centers and charter schools) for BCPS increased to 89.4%, which is nearly 18 percentage points higher than in 2010/11. The graduation rate for traditional District high schools only (excludes centers and charter schools) increased 2 percentage points to 97.1% in 2019/20, compared to the prior year.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state assessments were not administered in the 2019/20 school year. High school seniors who had not yet met the state’s high-stakes testing graduation assessment criteria were exempted by the state from meeting those specific requirements. All other requirements for graduation still had to be met to earn a diploma.

Additional highlights:

  • BCPS 2019/20 Federal Graduation Rate of 89.4% is the highest since the Federal Uniform Graduation Rate was adopted in 2010/11 and marks an increase of 3 percentage points from 2018/19 (86.2%).
  • Graduation rates increased among the following subgroups compared to 2018/19: Black or African American students (86.5%, a 4.9 percentage point increase), Hispanic students (90.0%, a 3.1 percentage point increase) and white students (92.4%, a 0.8 percentage point increase). 
  • Graduation rate gaps narrowed in 2019/20 for the following:
    • Black or African American students narrowed the gap with white students by 4 percentage points to a 5.9 percentage point difference. This steady improvement reflects the narrowest gap since 2011/12.
    • The gap for English Language Learners (ELL) and non-ELL students narrowed by 10.8 percentage points to 2.8, one percentage point difference.
  • 34 of 35 traditional District high schools, Career Technical Centers and Broward Virtual School achieved a graduation rate of 90% or higher; with 30 of these schools reaching a graduation rate at or above 95%.
  • 5 District high schools earned 100% graduation rates: College Academy at Broward College, Hallandale High School, Lauderhill 6-12, McFatter Technical High School and Sheridan Technical High School. 
  • Coconut Creek High School and Hallandale High School achieved the largest graduation rate increases from the previous year, each increasing by 7 percentage points.

“These graduation rates are a testament to the work of our students and educators,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.  “Our efforts resulted in higher graduation rates overall and across all demographic groups. This reflects our Strategic Plan’s focus on reaching for both excellence and equity. Given the extraordinary circumstances during last school year due to the pandemic, we’re proud of the commitment of these students to their education and the efforts of the teachers, counselors and administrators that supported them.”

For more information about the state’s graduation rates, visit http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7584/urlt/GradRates1920.pdf.

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”  

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 261,500 students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools.com and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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News Conference to Provide Update for Balancing Operational Priorities for Second Semester

January 8, 2021

WHO:
Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and District Staff

WHAT:
Superintendent Runcie will discuss how the District will balance concern for teachers’ health conditions, students who are struggling academically and emotionally, and the effectiveness in limiting the transmission of coronavirus in our schools.

WHEN:
Friday, January 8, 2021
12:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center
Boardroom (1st floor)
600 S.E. Third Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

News conference will be livestreamed at www.becon.tv/pressconference.

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. The District is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962 and has nearly 261,000 pre-K-12th grade students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers, and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app. 

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BCPS Awarded More Than $1.9 Million in Federal Grants Related to School Safety and Security

January 7, 2021

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has been awarded three grants from the U.S. Department of Justice to support the District’s ongoing focus on safety and security measures Districtwide. The funding from these grants – with a combined total of more than $1.9 million – will assist with providing increased mental health services for students, violence prevention, enhanced emergency communications and threat assessments.

The BCPS Grants Administration Department worked with the Division of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness and the Student Support Initiatives & Recovery Division to obtain the following grants:

 

  • S. Department of Justice – STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program: Awards the District approximately $700,000 to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond to, and deter acts of violence. Through this grant, BCPS plans to expand the Sandy Hook Promise Start with Hello and Say Something programs to include every secondary school and the surrounding communities. The funds will help provide additional school violence prevention training sessions for teachers and school personnel, violence prevention and awareness education sessions for students, and additional training opportunities for parents, family and community members concerning violence prevention techniques.

    The grant will also assist with establishing SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Promise Clubs at 25 additional schools and allow BCPS to partner with Lauren’s Kids Foundation to deliver the Safer, Smarter Schools safety and abuse prevention curriculum to third fourth, and fifth grade students in 27 elementary schools. SAVE Promise Clubs are established and led by students and are a powerful approach to preventing violence because they recognize the unique role young people play in making their schools and communities safer. These programs provide an opportunity for students to show their leadership, creativity and interest in protecting their friends, schools and communities from violence before it happens.

 

  • S. Department of Justice – STOP School Violence Technology and Threat Assessment Solutions for Safer Schools Grant: Provides approximately $700,000 in funding to further enhance the District’s threat assessment and intervention teams. Threat assessment teams design processes to identify and evaluate threats before they materialize, increase collaboration with local law enforcement, and train students, school personnel and School Resource Officers on new threat assessment procedures. Additionally, BCPS will use the funds to develop informational materials in support of a Districtwide campaign to help students, staff and families recognize potential threats and understand the necessary steps to take when threats are identified.

 

These enhanced threat assessment procedures will help the District efficiently identify potential risks to students and coordinate with law enforcement agencies to make schools safer.

 

  • S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) – School Violence Prevention Program: The COPS School Violence Prevention Program provides funding to improve security at schools and on school grounds through evidence-based safety programs. BCPS is receiving $500,000 for a three-year program to replace the District’s outdated visitor and volunteer management system, as well as to train staff on the use of the new system. The new visitor and volunteer management system will enhance the District’s capabilities to screen visitors in real time and will integrate with future safety and security systems and measures to provide a safer environment for students and staff. 

    As part of the District’s multi-layer approach to school safety and security – upon entering a school’s single point of entry, visitors will be asked to present official identification, such as a driver’s license, for screening through the system. The new system will improve the District’s access to public data when conducting visitor screening and will eventually include self-service kiosks that will facilitate an improved check-in process for visitors. This provides an additional layer of safety for our students and staff.    

 

For more information on the District’s Division of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness, visit browardschools.com/Page/51934.

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS  

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”    

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. The District is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962 and has nearly 261,000 pre-K-12th grade students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers, and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app. 

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BCPS Hosts Legislative Delegation Members to Discuss Legislative Priorities

January 5, 2021

Meeting Includes Discussion on Impacts on the District Due to COVID-19

 

WHO:                
Broward County School Board Members, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent and Members of the Broward Legislative Delegation

WHAT:              
BCPS hosts the annual Joint Delegation Meeting, which provides an opportunity for School Board members to discuss their state legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session with Broward County state senators and representatives. Topics include addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on schools, ranging from state funding to the state’s academic accountability system.

WHEN:                
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
10 a.m.                            

WHERE:           
Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, Boardroom

 600 S.E. Third Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

This event will also be live streamed at www.becon.tv/browarddelegation.

Attached is a copy of the District’s 2021 Legislative Platform and Joint Delegation Meeting Agenda.

 

MEDIA IS INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”  

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 261,500 students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools.com and download the free BCPS mobile app.  

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School Board Approves Minor Revisions to the 2020/21 School Calendar

On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, the School Board approved minor revisions to the current 2020/21 School Calendar for pre-K – 12 schools. Following are the calendar revision highlights:

Final Early Release Day of the 2nd Semester is Tuesday, January 12, 2021 (previously Thursday, January 7, 2021)

End of the 2nd Semester is Tuesday, January 12, 2021 (previously Friday, January 8, 2021)

The 3nd Semester starts on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

There are no changes to the Broward Technical Colleges calendar

To view the 2020/21 School Calendar Synopsis, click here: https://bit.ly/2KCSP1z

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Broward County School Board Approves 2021/22 School Calendar

The First Day of School is Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Wednesday, August 18 is the first day of school for the 2021/22 school year

Mark your calendar! The first day of school for the 2021/22 school year is Wednesday, August 18, 2021. The School Board of Broward County, Florida voted to approve the 2021/22 school calendar at its Tuesday, December 15, School Board meeting. The first day for teachers’ planning is Wednesday, August 11. The last day of school is Thursday, June 9, 2022. 

The 2021/22 school calendar mirrors the current 2020/21 school calendar with a midweek start and a weeklong Thanksgiving break. Key calendar dates include:   

First Day of School – Wednesday, August 18, 2021  

Thanksgiving Break – Monday, November 22 – Friday, November 26, 2021, Schools Closed  

Winter Break – Monday, December 20 – Friday, December 31, 2021, Schools Closed 

Spring Break – Monday, March 21 – Friday, March 25, 2022, Schools Closed 

Last Day of School – Thursday, June 9, 2022 

The approved calendar also includes 10 teacher planning days, six early release days and days designated for interim report cards, report cards, holidays and contingencies for up to six hurricane makeup days, if needed. To view the 2021/22 school calendar synopsis, visit browardschools.com/calendars

 

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Ready, Set… Code! Computer Science Education Week is December 7–13

December 4, 202

#BrowardCodes

Superintendent to Code with Students During a Virtual Session on Wednesday, December 9

The countdown is on for the start of Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code! The annual global movement, which takes place December 7 –13, 2020, raises awareness about the importance of expanding computer science (CS) in schools and inspires students to complete at least one hour of computer coding during the weeklong celebration.

Throughout the week, Hour of Code activities for students take place at all District schools. This year’s theme is #CSforGood, which focuses on harnessing CS to help build the society in which we want to live. Key themes are:

  • We learn CS to detect problems: Building a society we want to live in begins with understanding the problems we need to address.
  • We learn CS to find creative solutions: Learning computer science provides a foundation to finding solutions. It is our creativity that enables us – in every industry and aspect of life – to design solutions built upon those foundations.
  • We learn CS to connect with each other: People have built technical innovations that have kept us connected through a global pandemic. 
  • We learn CS to ensure equity and inclusion: Everyone must have the opportunity to learn CS to have a part in building an inclusive future.

 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to be a national leader and model for computer science in schools, with courses, curriculum and activities at every level and every school.

As part of Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code activities, BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie will code with students during a virtual session on Wednesday, December 9. The event begins at 1:30 p.m.  To watch the live stream, visit https://bit.ly/BCPS2020HoCwithSuptRuncie.

To learn more about CS in BCPS or for additional information about scheduled CS week activities, 

contact Dr. Lisa Milenkovic, BCPS Applied Learning Department, at 754-321-2623 or visit browardschools.com/browardcodes.

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”  

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. The District is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962 and has nearly 261,000 pre-K-12th grade students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers, and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app. 

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BCPS Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

December 9, 2020 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announces the 2021 Caliber Awards Teacher of the Year finalists. The five finalists are recognized for their exemplary service in education and dedication to their students. A distinguished panel of educators, business and community members selected the finalists from a field of 225 teachers named Teacher of the Year for their respective schools.  

This year, four elementary school teachers and one combination 6-12 school teacher are vying for the coveted Teacher of the Year award. The 2021 Caliber Awards Teacher of the Year will be named at the Caliber Awards Ceremony, which recognizes the District’s outstanding teachers, principals, assistant principals and school-related employees.  

Congratulations to the 2021 Caliber Awards Teacher of the Year finalists: 

Alicia Gaines-Holligan is a 10-year veteran educator, who has committed the last five years teaching fifth grade at Park Lakes Elementary School. “My students inspire me as an educator,” said Holligan. “My goal is to ignite the fire that inspires by modeling for my students how to be kind, caring, empathetic and passionate about what they believe.”  

Park Lakes Elementary School Principal Rhonda Parris says, “Mrs. Holligan is a born leader who understands the importance of education. She takes educating students to a different level and shows it in everything she does. She has been a pillar of faith and dedication, and we are fortunate to have her at Park Lakes Elementary School.”  

Marc Horowitz is an instructional coach at Flamingo Elementary School. With the goal of making a difference in the lives of young people, Horowitz embarked on his journey to become an educator 23 years ago. Inspired to be a champion for students, Horowitz said, “I am determined to lead by example and ensure my students receive my unwavering dedication and support.” 

“The respect and dignity that Mr. Horowitz demonstrates toward others, coupled with the genuine care he has for those whom he serves, is modeled daily,” said Flamingo Elementary School Principal Philip Bullock. “He is clearly one of the best educators I have had the pleasure of knowing in my career.” 

Sheldon McLean teaches band, music and performing arts at Dillard 6-12 School, where he has taught the last seven of nine years.  McLean believes, “The development of the next generation is equally as salient as economic trade, technological advancement, health and medical discoveries, and every other industry that sustains and advances in life.” 

“Mr. McLean’s approach to his career is like his approach to life: strive for success, be humble, open-minded and serve others,” said Dillard 6-12 Principal Casandra Robinson. “He leads by example.” 

Monika Moorman, a 23-year veteran educator who has taught first through fifth grades, spent the last three years teaching fourth grade at Central Park Elementary School. Moorman says she teaches to leave an imprint on the world to make a better place. “I wake up every morning thinking about ways I can be a more effective educator than I was the day before.”  

Central Park Elementary School Principal Cherise Coleman says, “Mrs. Moorman is an exceptionally skilled educator who takes great pride in seeing her students succeed both in and out of the classroom. She transcends education in the classroom.”   

Allison Unger-Fink has spent her three years as an educator, teaching fourth grade at Hawkes Bluff Elementary School. “Technology is more important now than ever,” Fink said. “However, the greatest tool a teacher can lead with is the heart. Whether in a brick-and-mortar classroom or through a computer screen, students know when teachers care.”   

Hawkes Bluff Elementary School Principal Melinda Cunningham said, “Fink’s enthusiasm, love and passion for teaching is astounding. She inspires her students, as well as all who meet her, to reach beyond what they think is possible. She goes above and beyond to demonstrate to her students that they are all capable of learning and achieving excellence.” 

The Caliber Awards presenting sponsor is BrightStar Credit Union. Supporting Caliber Awards sponsors include Aetna, Broward Principals’ and Assistants’ Association (BPAA), Broward Teachers Union, Herff Jones, JetBlue, Nova Southeastern University – Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice, and Sunshine After School Child Care, Inc. 

For more information about the 2021 Caliber Awards, visit browardschools.com/caliber-awards

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS  

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”   

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. The District is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962 and has nearly 261,000 pre-K-12th grade students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers, and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app. 

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