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During a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Tammy Jerkins with the Governor’s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education. Tammy Jerkins is a 2018 District Teacher of the Year and a 2018 State Teacher of the Year Finalist.

Governor Scott said, “The hard work and commitment of outstanding educators has been recognized in their schools and districts and I’m proud to present the Governor’s Shine Award. I applaud the dedication to ensuring students across Florida are prepared for success in college and a future career.”

Tammy Jerkins teaches mathematics to students in grades eighth through twelfth at Leesburg High School. During her 18-year career, Tammy has taught Algebra I, Geometry, Informal Geometry, Algebra II, Algebra II Honors, Applied Math, Intensive Mathematics, Liberal Arts Mathematics I, Liberal Arts Mathematics II, Math for College Readiness and Pre-Calculus Honors.