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DATE: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Recognition of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Florida West Coast Section (FWCS) Lignell 2017 Award Winner (Office of Teaching and Learning)

The FWCS of the IEEE annually recognizes outstanding mathematics and science teachers who have significantly impacted the lives of their students through highly engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) activities both in and out of the classroom.  The Lignell Award is open to all educators teaching classes in mathematics or science in public high schools.  IEEE is the world's largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence.

The recipients are selected from 12 counties that comprise the FWCS.  This year's winner was invited to attend the Tampa Bay Engineers Week Banquet on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at the T. Pepin's Hospitality Center where she was presented with the 2016 Lignell Award and an honorarium.  We would like to recognize this year's recipient:

  • Debbie A. Hirth, Biology Teacher, Gaither High School
• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child
This item is for recognition and has no financial impact to the district.
SUBMITTED BY:  Larry R. Plank, Ed.S., Director of K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Deborah Cook   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Academic Officer, Office of Teaching and Learning
(813) 272-4221
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
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Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170509_812 (Board Recognition Meeting) * Section A Item# 13