Jessica Noblin, a 5th grade teacher at Leesburg Elementary, is the 2024 Lake County Schools Teacher of the Year.
Noblin, a Fruitland Park resident, was announced the winner at last night’s Teacher of the Year celebration, hosted by the Education Foundation of Lake County and presented by Jenkins Auto Group, Duke Energy and Ernie Morris Enterprises.
Noblin has been working in education for 15 years. Ten of those in her current position. Noblin has worked for Leesburg Elementary for all of her teaching career. In addition to working in the classroom, Noblin has also been a Curriculum Resource Teacher, Math Instructional Coach and DonorsChoose Teacher Ambassador.
Noblin wrote in her application about teaching, “My students with special needs inspire me as I witness them overcome obstacles that stand in the way of achieving their goals.” Noblin wrote in her application, “Leesburg Elementary is more than just a building, it is my safe place. I began my teaching career here fifteen years ago, my children attend here, my grandson will attend here in two years and my mom retired from here. I am genuinely invested in the success of our students, teachers, and school.”
“Jessica Noblin is an extremely compassionate and motivated educator of incredible caliber. She has a natural gift of instructing students, while inspiring them to reach their full ability. We are very proud of Jessica, and excited to have her represent our school,” stated Susan Jordan, principal of Leesburg Elementary School. “Her exceptional spirit and expertise embodies Leesburg Elementary School’s mission to ensure achievement, learning and leadership for all.”
“Jessica Noblin represents the best of our profession,” said Lake County Schools Superintendent Diane Kornegay. “She balances a commitment to student achievement with compassion for the students in her care. She inspires all of us. We are fortunate to have her as an integral part of our Lake County Schools family.”
Daniel Dilocker, a technology and robotics teacher, at East Ridge Middle and Donald Dickson, an ELA teacher, at Umatilla High were District finalists along with Noblin. Forty-six teachers were celebrated by 300 plus of our closest friends in education for excellence in teaching.
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