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Briefs: Schools seek speakers for annual Teach-In


Schools seek speakers for annual Teach-In

Schools across the district are seeking speakers for the Great American Teach-In next month.

The idea is for parents or other community members to share their work experiences and help teach students about different careers and occupations. Typically, volunteers speak to a class of students and then answer questions about their job. The Great American Teach-In takes place during American Education Week, which is Nov. 16 to Nov. 22. Exact dates and times vary by school.

Contact your local school for more information or to volunteer as a speaker.


Several to be honored in migrant education

Several east Hillsborough County educators, a volunteer and student will receive top honors at next week's statewide conference on migrant education.

Among them is Hillsborough School District migrant supervisor Carmen Sorondo, who has been named Florida Migrant Administrator of the Year. She has been a teacher and administrator for the district since 1976. She supervised programs for English for Speakers of Other Languages, or ESOL, for 15 years, helping students with limited English proficiency outperform comparable school districts on FCAT tests in reading, writing and math.

In 2003, she was promoted to supervisor of the Title 1 Migrant program, where she coordinates outreach to migrant students and their families in the areas of education, health care, nutrition and social services.

Also to be recognized will be Cork Elementary School Migrant Aide Olga Garza, who was named this year's Migrant Home School Liaison of the Year. Garza grew up in a migrant family and has worked with migrant children in Plant City since 1988 through the school, church and community programs. Data entry clerk Tracie Shelley-Goff was named Migrant Support Services Person of the Year; and volunteer Sister Sara K. Proctor, who visits migrant families in her mobile medical unit, was named Migrant Health Professional of the Year.

Recent Durant High School graduate Daniel Guillen, who has worked in the fields with his family since he was a small child and carried a 4.59 GPA, will be awarded the Frank Campano Scholarship. All the winners will be recognized at the Florida Department of Education Migrant Conference on Wednesday in Naples.


Bloomingdale coach is honored by Bucs

His team on a rare hot streak, Bloomingdale High School head coach Jason Stokes was recently named the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coach of the Week.

Stokes was treated to a tour of the Bucs training facility, and head coach Jon Gruden presented him with a certificate and a personalized football. In addition, Stokes received $1,000 for his team.

Under Stokes' direction, the Bloomingdale Bulls defeated Plant City 7-0 in front of a home crowd on Sept. 26. The Bulls shut out the visiting Raiders thanks to a stellar defense, which forced four turnovers and held Plant City to only 135 yards of offense.

Bloomingdale started out the season with a brutal 61-6 loss to Tampa Bay Tech, but rebounded to its first-ever winning record.

This is Stokes' first year at the helm. He's now in the running for the Bucs' High School Coach of the Year, who receives an additional $1,000 for his football program.

Briefs: Schools seek speakers for annual Teach-In 10/16/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 3:53pm]
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