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Commissioner's Teacher Task Force

Teacher Task Force

The Commissionerís Teacher Task Force was created by the Department of Education, in partnership with the Florida Education Foundation, to serve as an advisory group to the Commissioner. This group of educators, representing teachers statewide, will work to identify the characteristics of effective teachers and will collaborate with Department staff in promoting plans to capitalize on discussions that will elevate teaching as a profession across the state. Task Force members were selected based upon their dedication and individual achievements within the profession.


  • Friday, May 7, 2010
    On Friday, May 7, 2010, the Task Force members met with Commissioner Smith to discuss ways to effectively communicate with teachers. The Task Force also met to revise the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPS) document, which is now open for public comment at The final version will be presented at a future State Board of Education meeting for approval.
  • Friday, January 8, 2010
    FAIRWINDS Alumni Center at the University of Central Florida
    North Gemini Blvd., Bldg. 126, Orlando, FL 32816

Teacher Task Force Members

  • Dr. Adewale Alonge
  • Megan Allen
  • Nancy Berry
  • Rhoda Borombozin
  • Maria Cardenas
  • Conney Dahn
  • Patricia Fairclough
  • Laury Heath
  • Jeramy Keen
  • Nicole Marsala
  • Marilyn Pedak
  • Anna Phillips
  • Rebecca Pittard
  • Melissa Reiker
  • Kim Roberts
  • LaKenya Sharpe
  • Gary Stowers
  • Jasmine Ulmer

Teacher Biographies