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Thank You to Central Florida Teachers Making a Difference For The Kids

“A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams 

It is an exciting week across the nation as we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8, 2020), honoring the amazing educators who go above and beyond for their students throughout the year – especially during these unprecedented times. Guiding students through the new normal of virtual learning, while navigating the challenges right alongside them, is the type of genuine investment in student success that is representative of what we see every day working with a special group of educators throughout Central Florida – our Dance Marathon K-12 Campus Advisors.

In addition to their responsibilities as teachers, these Campus Advisors guide their Dance Marathon students through a year of raising funds and awareness for Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, encouraging and challenging them as leaders, and instilling in them a sense of philanthropy.

Campus Advisors celebrate with their students during the annual Central Florida K-12 Dance Marathon retreat.

They dedicate their time, energy, and hearts to the Dance Marathon movement, and serve as amazing role models to their students. Not only do our teachers in Central Florida make an impact on their students, but they also leave a mark on our hospital and our patients.

Everything they do is rooted in passion for making a difference for Orlando Health Arnold Palmer. From their classrooms, to their Dance Marathon student teams, our K-12 teachers truly do go above their job description in serving as advisors to their respective programs.

Because of their amazing spirits, energy, and passion for teaching and serving others, we are proud to honor them during Teacher Appreciation Week. We are grateful to call them partners of our mission, and members of our Dance Marathon family. We thank each of them for their continued efforts, and we invite you to celebrate them by learning a little more about them at the links below.

Meet the Teachers

Boone High School- Sydney Olson

Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School- Elizabeth Walker & Emery Carr

Cornerstone Charter Academy- Linda Reyes

Lake Highland Preparatory School- Katie Gallagher

Melbourne Central Catholic High School- Christi Head

The First Academy- Casey Vaughn

Timber Creek High School- Dawn Feeney

West Orange High School- Rima Rabieh

Windermere High School- Ashley Hoffman

Windermere Preparatory School- Anna Hilaman

Winter Park High School- Karen Verity

Viera High School- Gaby Torres