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Florida Virtual School Announces 2021 Teacher of the Year

Feb 13, 2020

Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a statewide online public school district, is proud to announce the FLVS representative for the Florida Department of Education’s 2021 Teacher of the Year program is Melissa Martin. She was selected as the 2021 FLVS Teacher of the Year from more than 1,700 instructors. Martin, an FLVS Full Time Middle School math teacher, has a passion for helping each of her students not only to succeed in math, but to enjoy it as well. 

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Florida Virtual School Announces 2020 School-Related Employee of the Year

Feb 13, 2020

Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a statewide online public school district, is proud to announce the FLVS representative for the Florida Department of Education’s 2020 School-Related Employee of the Year program is Alicia Slater. As a Curriculum Specialist for FLVS, Slater works diligently to enhance the learning opportunities for students in grades Kindergarten-5, through the development of content for the Elementary Specials courses of Computer Science, Art and PE. 

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Florida Virtual School Announces 2020 Principal of the Year

Feb 13, 2020

Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a statewide online public school district, recently announced the FLVS representative for the Florida Department of Education’s 2020 Principal of the Year program is Jessica Smith. A 15-year veteran of the education industry, Smith is the FLVS Full Time Middle School principal. Through her enthusiasm for education, her outstanding leadership qualities and her commitment to meeting every child’s individual needs, Smith cultivates a culture of success and positivity for her team as well as for FLVS students and parents. 

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Florida Virtual School Announces 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year

Feb 13, 2020

Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a statewide online public school district, recently announced the FLVS representative for the Florida Department of Education’s 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year program is Wilbern Simpson.

Simpson, the assistant principal for FLVS Full Time High School, demonstrates the qualities of teamwork and leadership by pioneering programs, techniques, and strategies that help students overcome obstacles to reach their full learning potential. 

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FLVS Launches New Coding Course for Middle Schoolers

Dec 09, 2019

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 9-15, 2019), Florida Virtual School (FLVS), the online statewide public school district, has opened enrollment for a new career and technical education (CTE) middle school course, Middle/Junior (M/J) Coding Fundamentals.

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