INK! names Andrew Burk as Teacher of the Year in St. Johns County School District

INK!'s Teacher of the Year awards campaign culminated on January 20 with a special recognition banquet and program, along with honors and a tribute to Andrew Burk, band director at Valley Ridge Academy.
By: INK! (Investing in Kids)
 
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Jan. 24, 2022 - PRLog -- INK!'s Teacher of the Year awards campaign culminated on January 20 with a special recognition banquet and program, along with honors and a tribute to Andrew Burk, band director at Valley Ridge Academy who was named as the Teacher of the Year among teacher finalists from St. Johns County, Fla. public schools. Kaitlyn Holle, a middle school science teacher at Mill Creek Academy was named as this year's Rookie Teacher of the Year.

During the event, Tim Forson, St. Johns County Superintendent of Schools, spoke and congratulated Burk and Holle, along with accolades from local business leaders, and recognition for all Teacher of the Year finalists. Additional presentations included Burk's comments and affirmations from many educators who were previous award winners along with attendance by families, friends, and students who joined the evening event at World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort.

As Teacher of the Year, Burk will be awarded a car to drive from Beaver Toyota and a $500 gift certificate from Staples. He also becomes the representative from St. Johns County in the State of Florida Teacher of the Year competition. Burk will begin a yearlong professional development and leadership program with fellow Teachers of the Year from all 67 counties around the state. As Rookie Teacher of the Year, Holle will receive $500 from Equitable.

Additional Teacher of the Year finalists this year include Veronica Fuata, second-grade teacher at Cunningham Creek Elementary School; Robie Hagan, instructional literacy coach at Wards Creek Elementary School; Patricia McElhone, academic interventionist at St. Johns Virtual School; and Sharon Warwell-Murden, fifth-grade teacher at R.B. Hunt Elementary School. The countywide awards program commemorates recipients as local scholastic leaders who help to build community awareness of the region's best educators.

INK! promotes academic success for all St. Johns County public school students by providing innovative programs and resources to support over 45,000 students and approximately 2,785 teachers. For more information, contact Donna Lueders at 904-547-7120 or email Donna.Lueders@stjohns.k12.fl.us. Visit the website at https://ink-stjohns.org/.

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