Rookie of the Year
Teacher retention and recruitment are vital to a quality education system. According to a 2003 study by the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, after just five years, between 40 and 50 percent of all beginning teachers have left the profession. We need to make sure that new teachers receive mentoring, support and recognition during their early years as educators.
Each spring, the Santa Rosa Education Foundation invites every school in the Santa Rosa School District to nominate one teacher for the Rookie of the Year award. Any classroom teacher in his/her third year or less of teaching is eligible for this award. This includes total teaching experience, not just in Santa Rosa public schools. The Santa Rosa Education Foundation’s Rookie of the Year committee reviews all applications and selects one outstanding nominee as the Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year. The Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year receives a scholarship from the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce.
Scholarship Sponsor: Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce
|Dr. Chris and Renee Bookout|
|In Memory of Retired Educator Vivian Burns|
|Fast Cash ATM Services|
|Jim and Jenny Granse|
|Ed Gray III|
|GFWC Milton Woman’s Club|
|Gulf Power Company, Milton|
|Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida|
|Leadership Santa Rosa Alumni Association|
|Margaret Porter Insurance|
|Michael and Jo-Ann Price|
|Woodmen of the World Chapter 906|
Congratulations to Elizabeth Fitzgerald,
Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year 2015!