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Nova Southeastern University Celebrated Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher asking her students a question at the elementary school

Teacher asking her students a question at the elementary school

As part of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7 -13), which was celebrated locally from May 1- 5, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) celebrated teachers across the country for their dedication to their students and their commitment to education.

NSU is home to the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE), which since 1972 has educated thousands of teachers.  FCE offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in various education specialties.  Most recently, the College was ranked 84th among the nation’s best for its graduate education online programs out of approximately 200 by U.S News & World Report.

“Teachers have such a significant impact on our children’s lives,” said Kimberly Durham, Psy.D., interim dean at NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education. “We celebrate them for their dedication, their influence and for the knowledge they impart to their students.”

Examples of some exemplary teachers that are FCE students and alumni include:

Eleanna Hurst

Eleanna Hurst is a third-grade teacher at Collins Elementary School in Dania Beach in Broward County.  She received her Master of Science in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction from FCE in 2006.  Hurst was named 2018 “Teacher of the Year” by Broward County Public Schools. “I am sometimes the only person that may encourage students to become anything that they want to be; teaching offers the opportunity to be that spark to so many students,” she said.

Kyle Jeter

Kyle Jeter

Kyle Jeter has been a Physics and Astronomy teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida in Broward County for the past 23 years. He received his Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning from FCE. Jeter was named 2017 “Teacher of the Year” by Broward County Public Schools.  “The best thing about teaching is when a student tells you that you have impacted their life,” he says.

Milagros “Mille” Sowers

Milagros “Mille” Sowers is a Teacher Leader at East Lee County High School in Lee County. She is a current NSU graduate student pursuing her specialist degree in Educational Leadership at FCE.  Sowers has been teaching for 14 years and this year won Lee County’s “Golden Apple” award for going above and beyond in the classroom. “My students keep me going, they make me laugh, and they inspire me every day,” she says.

Evangeline Aguirre, Ed.D.

Evangeline Aguirre, Ed.D., is a teacher at Palm Beach Central High School in Palm Beach County. She received her Doctorate degree in Instructional Leadership from FCE. She was recently named Palm Beach County’s 2017 “Teacher of the Year”. Dr. Aguirre has been teaching for 25 years and currently teaches Intensive Reading to non-native English speaking students in grades 9-12. “There’s so many reasons I like teaching. It’s an extremely fulfilling profession,” she says.

In addition, NSU has several special events planned this month to recognize teachers from regional campuses in their local communities across the state.