posted on January 07, 2014 15:14
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has honored five educators certified through the Troops to Teachers Program with the Governor's Shine Award for exemplary service to their country and contributions to Florida's students. The Governor's Shine Award is presented to Floridians who have positively impacted children through education. Kim Stefansson, a Navy veteran and currently a history teacher at Bellview Middle School represented the veterans.
"Both the military and education career fields call for flexibility and those who are not easily deterred," Stefansson told a meeting of the governor’s cabinet. “Both careers call for service 24/7, whether you are standing watch or spending your weekends grading papers, and both jobs ask our families to be supportive when we need extra time to do our jobs." Read more by Ed Barker