Local Educators Selected to Participate as UF Teacher Leader Fellows

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Nardi Routten, a fourth grade instructor at F.K. Sweet Elementary and Glenna Sigmon, a first grade instructor at Palm Point Educational Research School at Tradition have been selected to be part of an elite pool of 40 professional educators from across the state of Florida to participate in the Florida Teacher Leader Fellowship Program.

The University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning partnered with the Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) to host this program. It is designed to support Florida teachers and their leadership practices. Participants will benefit from a three-pronged focus: improving the quality of standards-based classroom teaching; documenting the impacts of professional learning on teacher and student growth; and promoting teacher voice and leadership within and across schools and districts.

Routten and Sigmon will participate in several leadership institutes, regional meetings, and virtual sessions throughout the year. Both educators have already proven themselves to be leaders and positive role models. “This opportunity will serve to support their on-going drive for professional growth,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent. “They are shining examples of the growth mindset we value in our professionals.”

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

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