ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Now that school is back in season, every Wednesday, First Coast News will be recognizing extra special teachers in our community!
Starting off this year is Julie Pantano at Switzerland Point Middle School in St. Johns County. She teaches seventh grade gifted/language arts. She has been teaching for 23 years and said teaching is the only thing she has ever wanted to do.
She was a recent nominee for Teacher of the Year and incorporates fun into the class to keeps her students involved in the lesson.
"I think every student deserves a teacher that cares, loves him or her and makes their literacy a priority. I had some teachers that did for me and some that did not do that for me and I want to be that teacher that inspires students," said Pantano
Congratulations Mrs. Pantano for being our first teacher of the week!
If you have someone who you think should be our Teacher of the Week, submit your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Teacher of the Week" in the subject line.
First Coast News