Latrece Brown is known as the cheerleader of Andrew Robinson elementary school.
Her enthusiasm and energy is infectious and her students have benefited from it.
Brown has been teaching for four years and says that she was so honored to be selected as a finalist for Duval County Teacher of the Year that she has watched the announcement and her celebration a hundred times.
She has also embraced technology to connect with her students' parents. Brown uses social media to help engage students and parents by setting up a Facebook page for her class and routinely posts live videos with updates from the class, which gives parents another way to stay up to date with what's happening in Brown's class..
“When the parents know what the expectations are for the students, they are there to help me bring those students up to expectations. I’ve seen tremendous gains from the students.”