Putnam County math teacher honored with Shine Award

Vicki Forte teaches mathematics at George C. Miller Middle School

(Feb. 7, 2017)
(Feb. 7, 2017) (Provided by Office of Gov. Rick Scott)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A math teacher at George C. Miller Middle School in Putnam County was among eight educators recognized by Gov. Rick Scott with the Shine Award, Scott’s office said Tuesday.

Vicki Forte teaches mathematics to seventh- and eighth-grade students. She was named the 2015 Miller Middle School Teacher of the Year and is a member of the High Impact Teacher Corps, officials said.

The Shine Award is presented to Florida teachers and administrators who make significant contributions to the field of education. The teachers honored Tuesday were recognized for their commitment to student success, according to the governor’s office.

"I am proud to present these eight educators with the Shine Award today," Scott said. "Great teachers help ensure our students are prepared for higher education and careers. I’d like to thank these teachers and educators around the state for their impact on today’s students and generations of students to come."

The other seven people recognized include Antonio Alves, of Manatee County; Matthew Burton, of Broward County; Khea Davis, of Sarasota County; Dr. Wilhelmenia Jacobs, of Palm Beach County; Yolanda Pittman Martin, of Hillsborough County; Susan Rodriguez, of Pasco County and Benjo St. Fleur, of Orange County.

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