Dr. Jesse Bryson (2017) and Mrs. Rachel Mas (2018) teaching our curriculum to their students
2018 Character Education Champion Teacher Award: Rachel Mas
Each year the Uncommon Friends Foundation recognizes and honors an educator who has made great use of our Character Education Curriculum for Grades 3-8 and 9-12.
Mrs. Mas used the perseverance, fortitude and example of the uncommon friends to promote a growth mindset with her students. It was this work and direction with the curriculum that stood out and assisted us in selecting her as the champion teacher.
Right: 2018 Champion Teacher Rachel Mas speaks at Uncommon Evening.
Character Education Award Nomination Form
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Deadline for 2019 Character Education Award nominations is May 15, 2019.
Past Character Educator of the Year winners:
2018 – Rachel Mas, Cypress Lake Middle School
2017 – Yvonne Caldwell, James Stephens International Academy
2016 – Dr. Jesse L. Bryson, Fort Myers High School
2015 – Patricia Cicero, Pinewoods Elementary School
2014 – Maggie Walters, Mariner Middle School
Deborah Marino – Sea Gate Elementary School
Trish Engvalson – Tropic Isles Elementary School
2013 – Dr. Karen Serrell
2010 – Maria Cardenas, Orange River Elementary
Kerrie Colleran, Edgewood Academy
Marianne Maresca, Mariner High School
Uncommon Friends Foundation
The Uncommon Friends Foundation inspires future leaders toward excellence of character, a spirit of innovation, and a sense of purpose.