Florida’s Local Education Foundations Honor Volusia County Educator With Statewide 2020 ‘Invested in Excellence’ Award
Holly Hill, FL -- Josie Stumpf, the Volusia County Public Schools 2021 Teacher of the Year, received statewide recognition and an award of $1,000 from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) September 21 for strong student engagement strategies and efforts to expand learning opportunities for her students.
She was chosen from among 67 county-wide teacher of the year honorees as the Consortium’s annual “Invested in Excellence” recipient for exemplary dedication to her students. Florida Power & Light Company sponsored the award with FPL Education Manager Maureen Wilt making the surprise announcement during Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year virtual celebration.
Ms. Stumpf is a fifth grade English language arts and social studies teacher at Holly Hill School. She has spent 17 years in education working to inspire and reach all of her students through the connections and relationships she creates. She uses her passion and enthusiasm for the education profession to not only excite her students about their educational journey, but to also engage families and the community in learning opportunities.
Ms. Stumpf believes that when her passion for education is shared with community members, they become invested in her classroom and support her initiatives.
“We sponsor this award with our business partner FPL to annually celebrate a local district teacher of the year who has a consistent focus on excellence in their classroom, including facilitating over-and-above resources and experiences for their students,” said Mary Chance, president of the Consortium.
The Consortium represents Florida’s school district-wide local education foundations, including the FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools. Established in 1987, the Consortium now represents 64 member foundations with 1,200 business and community leaders serving as volunteer board members. Collectively, they raise more than $80 million annually to innovate learning, power potential and celebrate success.
Photo 1: (left to right) Josie Stumpf, 2021 Volusia Teacher of the Year & Invested in Excellence Award Recipient; and Cynthia Ramirez, Executive Director of FUTURES Foundation.
Photo 2: (left to right) Jason Watson, Holly Hill Principal; Jamie Haynes, School Board Member; Josie Stumpf, 2021 Volusia Teacher of the Year & Invested in Excellence Award Recipient, Cynthia Ramirez, Executive Director of FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools; Dr. Carmen Balgobin, Superintendent, Dr. Rene, Clayton Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Schools; and Mark West, Chief of Human Resources.
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