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Brevard Teacher of the Year Alexandria Wicker wins statewide award

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Alexandria Wicker, Brevard Public Schools Teacher of the Year and science teacher at Jackson Middle School, received statewide recognition at the Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year Gala on Thursday evening.

Wicker was chosen from 67 county teacher of the year winners as the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations’ annual “Invested in Excellence” recipient “for seeking additional resources and developing new strategies to innovate learning for students,” according to a Brevard Schools Foundation news release.

The honor comes with a $1,000 award from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations and Florida Power and Light Company.

“I strive for excellence in teaching,” Wicker said in the news release. “All students deserve an exemplary education and that is my goal every day that I step into my classroom. The impact that a teacher can have on each individual student is immeasurable, and ripples outward into the community. From small impacts to huge life-changing ones, teachers make a difference.”

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Wicker has taught for three years. In 2021, she was named “Rookie Teacher of the Year.” According to the Brevard Public Schools Foundation, she emerged as a leader in science and technology in the district after she secured funding for an outdoor classroom and involved her students in water testing during COVID-19.

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