HEADLINE: Weise is Teacher of the Year Teacher: Duval's best feted; Educator teaches second grade at Jacksonville Heights Elementary.
In an auditorium chock-full of her
peers and pupils Janet Weise
of Jacksonville Heights Elementary
was named Duval County's
Teacher of the Year.Weise is a second-grade teacher and has more than 23 years teaching experience.She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and her master's degree from the University of North Florida.
constantly strives to learn new ways to enrich her classroom activities," said principal Kathy Stalls.
served as a school standards coach, chairman of the English Language Arts Committee and boasts a string of other notables on her
Before the announcement Weise recounted the surprise she
received when it was announced she
would represent Region Three as Teacher of the Year.
"I was heading out of the cafeteria, going to check my mailbox and the region superintendent and the district superintendent and balloons and flowers were coming down the hall," Weise
said."It was very exciting."She
will advance to the state finals.