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Duval Elementary Mathematics Council Announces the 2011 Mathematics Educator of the Year
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Duval Elementary Mathematics Council Announces the 2011 Mathematics Educator of the Year

The Duval Elementary Mathematics Council (DEMC) is pleased to announce that Kristina Knox, a fourth-grade teacher at Hendricks Avenue Elementary, is the recipient of the 2011 DEMC Mathematics Educator of the Year Award. As the 2011 recipient, Mrs. Knox receives a $500 award from DEMC and Pearson Publishing, the sponsor of the annual event.

The DEMC Mathematics Educator of the Year is an annual award given out to the most outstanding elementary mathematics teacher in Duval County.  There were more than 50 teachers nominated this year and the DEMC executive board reviews the applications.  The application process consists of a resume, letters of recommendation, three essays that allow for the teacher to reflect on his or her role as an elementary mathematics educator and a video submission. 

“There are an amazing number of wonderful mathematics teachers in Duval County and Kristina exemplifies the outstanding things that are being done in Duval County,” said Zachary Champagne, president of DEMC. “She embodies the spirit of this award and will be an exceptional ambassador for mathematics education, Duval County and DEMC.”

Kristina was one of three finalists from Duval County. This year’s finalists also included Jennifer Brown, a first-grade teacher at Mandarin Oaks Elementary and Andrew Hubbuch, a fifth-grade teacher at Justina Road Elementary.  

The announcement came at the recent DEMC meeting held at the Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership. Cluster Chief Debbie Menard, Aaron Smith from the office of math and science, and other district personnel attended the event to show their support of Kristina Knox and all of Duval County’s elementary mathematics teachers. Rachael Tutlwiler, from the Jacksonville Public Education Fund was also in attendance and gave a keynote address congratulating Kristina, Jennifer and Andrew for the work they do in shaping Jacksonville’s students. 


Duval County Public Schools operates 172 schools and serves approximately 123,000 students. The school district is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy, and culturally diverse world.

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