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Tina Cook is a graduate of Saint Leo University. She began her teaching career in Inverness, Florida at Inverness Primary. She then moved to Hillsborough County and has taught at Mintz Elementary, Symmes Elementary and is currently a Science Resource Teacher at Burney Elementary in Plant City. She has been a Title Reading Teacher, and has taught every grade level except Kindergarten. She fell in love with teaching science in the classroom. Based on her love for science, she decided to challenge herself professionally and become a Science Resource Teacher. She now teaches, plans and models and coaches in science all day. The philosophy “You can’t reach a child’s mind until you have reached their heart” still continues to push her to teach every day and give her best.

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Raina H. Young graduated from University of South Florida with her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education in 1996. She became National Board Certified in 2005 and obtained her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Curriculum & Instruction from USF in 2009. She currently teaches Head Start (ages 3 – 5 years) for Hillsborough County Schools at Esther D. Burney Elementary in Plant City, FL. Her former teaching experiences include 16 years of teaching Kindergarten for Pinellas County Schools, FL. She was lead teacher at Bay Vista Fundamental Elementary School in St. Petersburg, FL for 10 years. Mrs. Young (formally Ms. Holliday) also taught private preschool for 9 years and was an Assistant Director for 2 of those years. Her Head Start classroom received NAC accreditation in 2013.

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