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MEDIA ADVISORY

May 07, 2007

Tom Butler
(850) 245-0413

Tuesday Events — Teacher Appreciation Week

MONTICELLO — Commissioner Jeanine Blomberg, State Board of Education Member Donna Callaway and Deputy Chancellor Pam Smith tomorrow will visit Howard Middle School in Jefferson County in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week. Other Tuesday Teacher Appreciation Week events include Department of Education Teacher Ambassador Rian Meadows’ visit to George Jenkins High School in Polk County and State Board of Education Member Phoebe Raulerson’s visit to Central Elementary School in Okeechobee County. This is the second day of a week long celebration recognizing Florida’s more than 180,000 teachers.

The celebrations will be held:

11:00 a.m.
George Jenkins High
6000 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland

1:30 p.m.
Howard Middle School
1145 E 2nd Street
Monticello

1:30 p.m.
Central Elementary School
610 SW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee

Businesses throughout the state are offering special deals and discounts to Florida's teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, as well as throughout the year. Please visit www.fldoe.org/JustForTeachers/ for more information.