Jakobie Inexperienced, Dr. LaShawn Frost, Jean Battie celebrated for academic inspiration
In honor of Black Historical past Month, Sarasota County Colleges lately acknowledged three proficient African-American educators for his or her influence and contributions to the neighborhood. Future educator Jakobie Inexperienced, present educator Dr. LaShawn Frost and legacy educator Jean Battie, represented by her widower, Hank Battie, had been acknowledged throughout a particular presentation at a current Faculty Board assembly.
The varsity district believes training is a lifelong pursuit and is dedicated to highlighting future educators — college students who’ve been impressed to pursue a profession within the training subject; present educators — a trainer, administrator or workers member who goes above and past to advertise optimistic outcomes for all college students; and legacy educators — people who’ve labored with the varsity district to create change and encourage new generations of scholars to excel. Every month, Sarasota County Colleges will acknowledge an exemplary group of educators as an indication of appreciation for his or her contributions.
Educators honored in celebration of Black Historical past Month are:
• Future Educator: Jakobie Inexperienced. Jakobie is a sophomore at Booker Excessive Faculty with aspirations to turn out to be a trainer and ultimately a decide. He’s extremely concerned with faculty and neighborhood actions and is regularly honing his management expertise. Jakobie serves as a pupil consultant on a number of boards, together with CareerSource Suncoast. He credit his academics and directors at Emma E. Booker Elementary, Booker Center Faculty and Booker Excessive Faculty for serving to him discover his interior energy and expertise as he has explored golf equipment and faculty actions all through his tutorial profession.
• Present Training: Dr. LaShawn Frost. Frost is the principal of Booker Center Faculty and was lately named the 2019 Sarasota County Principal of the 12 months. She has been an inspirational educator for greater than 15 years and credit her expertise within the “Artwork of Management” Institute at Harvard College because the framework that helped foster her appreciation and understanding of the complexities of main in 21st century colleges. Dr. Frost is thought for her management prowess and drive to see all her college students and workers obtain greatness.
• Legacy Educator: Jean Battie. Battie served as a Sarasota County educator for greater than 40 years. She is remembered as a passionate trainer that impressed others to advocate for kids. Mrs. Battie, who died in 2012, was recognized for demanding excellence from her college students in addition to the neighborhood at massive, typically inspiring others to behave by her personal tenacity, conviction and compassion. Her academic experience and unquestionable influence on the neighborhood are evident within the legacy she has left behind — a legacy that may all the time be remembered and valued.
Submitted by Kelsey Whealy