Clay County District Schools educator named state’s ‘Teacher of the 12 months’

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Division of Coaching on Thursday named Clay County teacher Melissa Matz as Florida’s 2023 “Teacher of the 12 months.”

Consistent with a info launch from Clay County District Schools, Matz is the Pre-AICE (Superior Worldwide Certificates of Coaching) math teacher for seventh-graders at Lakeside Junior Extreme School, and he or she was chosen as a result of the Christa McAuliffe Ambassador for Coaching.

She started her instructing occupation in Clay County District Schools in 2003, mentors new lecturers, is the division head for arithmetic and he or she’s on the district-level math adoption committee.

She moreover serves as a mentor yearly to varsity college students that she would not straight educate by the Lakeside Women program, the district talked about.

“She is a teacher that values ​​relationship establishing and works exhausting to establish optimistic relationships with all of her school college students and their households,” the knowledge launch states.

“Ms. Matz embodies all of the issues that you just would possibly ask for in a teacher,” Superintendent David Broskie talked about in a prepared assertion. “She has extreme expectations of herself as an educator and for her school college students as she is dedicated to creating math content material materials obtainable for all. I cannot contemplate a larger educator to suggest the profession of coaching in our state and I do know she’s going to proceed to serve this subsequent yr with enthusiasm and excellence as a result of the Christa McAuliffe Ambassador for Coaching.”

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