Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a statewide online public school district, is proud to announce the FLVS representative for the Florida Department of Education’s 2022 Teacher of the Year program is Hali Van Reeth.
Hali Van Reeth was selected as the 2022 FLVS Teacher of the Year from more than 2,400 instructors. Van Reeth, an FLVS Flex Middle School Comprehensive Science Teacher, recognizes that the learning needs are different for each student and strives to help each student succeed. She works with at-risk students re-shaping their perspective of school and/or helping them through challenging experiences and/or times in their lives resulting in a positive and inspiring impact on each student. Van Reeth, who has been with FLVS for more than five years, also serves as a Lead Teacher and Academic Success Coach in her subject area.
“It is a privilege to be the FLVS 2022 Teacher of the Year. I’m honored to represent not only FLVS but the dedicated and caring teachers I work with every day!” said Van Reeth. “Last year, the world was faced with the outbreak of COVID-19. Students and families were challenged with becoming teachers and helping their children learn from home. FLVS was there, and is still here, doing what we know best: providing high-quality, flexible, individualized education to thousands of students and families seeking alternatives to traditional school. I couldn’t imagine a more humbling honor than representing our teachers demonstrating what an amazing educational organization FLVS is as we continue to serve the individualized needs of our students and families. We are all teachers of the year!”
“Hali Van Reeth’s passion for individual student success shines through in her passion for reaching at-risk students and helping them to achieve their academic goals,” said Dr. Louis J. Algaze, President and CEO for FLVS. “Ms. Van Reeth piloted a Response to Intervention (RTI) program for middle school science students during the 2019-20 academic year, bringing students, parents, and teachers together to implement individualized recovery plans for students at risk of course failure or withdrawal. That first year, Ms. Van Reeth’s program helped more than 1,000 at-risk students complete and pass their science courses. She is a pioneer who uses innovative methods to help students succeed.”
Hali Van Reeth is a resident of Lake Worth, Florida.
The Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year program celebrates the thousands of outstanding professional educators in Florida schools. To learn more about the program, visit www.fldoe.org.