Donna Born, Meigs MS, Receives Shine Award For Inspirational Teachers From Governor Rick Scott

Governor Rick Scott recognized Donna Born, Meigs Middle School, along with eight other outstanding educators for their contributions to education with the Governor's Shine Awards during the January 13th, 2014 Cabinet meeting,  

“This week, as a part of our 2015-2016 “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget, we announced a record level proposal of K-12 funding for Florida’s public schools,” said Governor Scott.  “The budget highlighted an investment of $7,176 per pupil, which is the highest ever in state history. This record funding, along with the exemplary efforts of our teachers, will equip our students with the foundation for success in college or careers. Our teachers do an outstanding job preparing our students for future careers.”

Governor Scott honored the teachers who specialize in the fields of reading and English language arts in conjunction with 2015 Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! which runs January 26 – 30, 2014.  Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! promotes the importance of literacy and this year’s theme, “Reading Accelerates Success,” connects the value of literacy with careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

After 32 years of teaching in the Okaloosa County School District, the success of readers remains Born’s top priority.  Student-led interactive activities can be found throughout Born’s reading classroom.  Last fall, she was named Florida’s Middle School Reading Teacher of the Year because of her creative approach to teaching readers.  She believes each student has the potential to achieve success and is hopeful that her students gain confidence and realize the unlimited possibilities that are achievable.

Donna is pictured above with Lee Hale, Meigs Middle School Principal.