2016 Character Education Teacher Award
Each year the Foundation recognizes and honors educators who are outstanding in their use of the curriculum and character education lessons with their students.
Dr. Jesse L. Bryson, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) instructor at Fort Myers High School, has been named the Uncommon Friends Foundation’s 2016 Champion Teacher of the Year. Dr. Bryson has revitalized and modernized the UFF curriculum to inspire young minds at James Stephens International Academy. He is also founder and director of the I Will Mentorship Foundation (IWMF) and has over 20 years’ experience mentoring area youth.
Right: 2016 Champion Teacher Dr. Jesse Bryson and Uncommon Friends Education Chair Dr. Karen Serrell
Character Education Award Nomination Form
Deadline for 2017’s Character Education Award is May 1, 2017.
Uncommon Friends Foundation
The Uncommon Friends Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization established in 1993, is dedicated to lifelong character building among today’s youth and business leaders. Its mission is to promote character education in schools, business ethics in the workplace and historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives.