DVIA Teacher of the Year

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2020-2021 Leslie Jones

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2019-2020 Katie Maranto

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2018-2019 Staci Bogan

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2017-2018 Alpha McDowell

 

Alpha McDowell is an Exceptional Education Lead Teacher at Duval County Public Schools. She has 17 years of teaching experience with 13 of those years at Duval Virtual Instruction Academy.

Mrs. McDowell received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Delta State University and a Master of Arts in Education: Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix. She is professionally certified in Elementary Education K-6, Exceptional Education K-12, and English for Speakers of Other Languages.

Mrs. McDowell ignites her students' interest in learning by creating opportunities that are meaningful, and relevant. She believes that teachers must embrace change, encourage innovation, and foster creativity; not just in their students, but in themselves.

Mrs. McDowell is married with four children and one grandson. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family & friends.