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Christine Danger, K-12 STEM Coordinator for Hillsborough County Public Schools, has been teaching in Hillsborough County for 13 years. Christine earned her master’s degree in Education Leadership from Saint Leo in 2011. She has been a district trainer for elementary science for the past 6 years. She served as a science resource teacher at Robles Elementary for 6 years and as a STEM resource teacher at Turner/Bartels K-8 for two years. Christine was the PRISM Science Teacher of the Year award in 2009. She was teacher of the year at Robles Elementary as well as a top 5 district finalist in 2012.

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Deborah is in her 18th year of working with ESE students. The first 8 were in Springfield, Massachussetts. She worked first in a Juvenile Detention Center, then moved into a self contained Emotional/Behavior Disabilities classroom at Kensington Avenue Magnet School, which is an IBO school. She moved to Florida in 2005 and since then has worked at Wimauma Elementary. She spent two years as an InD teacher, and four as a VE resource teacher. For the past 4 years she has been an ESE Specialist. Wimauma Elementary has an Autism Spectrum Disorder program as well as 2 EELP classrooms, and a VE coteach program. She received ger Bachelor’s of Science in Eduacation from Westfield State University with a double major of Elementary Education and Social Work. She then went on to receive a Master’s of Education in the area of Special Education. She is certified in ESE K-12, Elementary K-6, and has her ESOL endorsement. She earned National Board Certification in 2007 in the area of Exceptional Needs Specialist, PreK-12. She has worked with the University of South Florida as a PPP mentor for special education interns.

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Mrs. Day has been teaching for twenty two years and received her National Board Certification in the area of literacy in 2006. Mrs. Day is currently a fifth grade Language Arts teacher at Dale Mabry Elementary. She also taught at Westshore Elementary and received the honor of being their Teacher of the Year in 2000. She has served on Writing and Reading committees in her schools and in the district.

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Kimberly DeFusco is currently serving at the Supervisor for Library Media Services, 6-12.  She has been a classroom teacher in Japan and Hillsborough County at the high school and middle school levels and served as a school library media specialist and peer evaluator. She has extensive training and experience with technology and instructional technology integration. Kimberly earned her B.A. in Spanish from the University of Tampa and attended the Technical Institute of Monterrey in Queretaro, Mexico for a specialization in Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture. She also received her M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. Kimberly is certified in School Library Media K-12 and Gifted K-12. Kimberly also achieved National Board Certification in Library Media. Throughout her educational career, Kimberly has been involved in various aspects of leadership in the field of School Library Media. Kimberly has served on the School Leadership Team, Reading Leadership Team, School Advisory Committee and as Faculty Liaison for PTSA. She was twice recognized as her school’s Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year. At the district level, she has conducted professional development trainings for media specialists and a variety of subject areas, mentored new media specialists and served on the governing board of the Hillsborough Association of School Library Media Specialists. Kimberly has also presented at the state conference of the Florida Association of Media for Education (FAME) and served on FAME’s Leadership Development Committee.

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Categories: Behavior Management, Classroom Management, Co-Teaching, Differentiating Instruction, Early Childhood, Early Exceptional Learning, Elementary Reading, Managing Student Behavior (2D), Model Classroom, Elementary, Procedures & Routines, Reading Assessments & Data Usage, Reflecting on Teaching (4A), Special Education
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Annelis Diaz has been working as an educator in Hillsborough County for the past 13 years. She has experience teaching Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade working with children in the Exceptional Student Education Program. She has taught at Turner for the past 8 years and has previously worked at Lake Magdalene Elementary and Lockhart Elementary Magnet. She attended Florida State University where she received her degree in Psychology. Annelis is certified in Exceptional Student Education, Regular Education, and Pre-Kindergarten. Annelis is also National Board Certified in Special Education.

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Jodie Donahoo has taught elementary music in Hillsborough County Public Schools since 1998. She has a bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Florida State University and has been National Board certified in early and middle childhood music education since 2004. She is an active member of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educator’s Council and the Florida Music Educator’s Association. She is also Level 2 certified in World Music Drumming and regularly participates in various other professional development opportunities at the state and local level. Mrs. Donahoo has made contributions to Florida’s Performing Fine Arts Assessment Project, is currently serving on the school district’s elementary music Curriculum Planning Team, is a district trainer for Florida Standards in the Elementary Music Classroom and Higher Order Thinking in Music, and is the district chairperson for the Technology in Music Education Committee.

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