Monday, April 29, 2019

Gladys Prior Teaching Award for Mrs. Woodlief!

I was such a surprise to have visitors enter my room with the great news that I had been awarded the Gladys Prior Excellence in teaching Award!  Four Jacksonville teachers were surprised in their classrooms today with the 2019 Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence, which were established by Gilchrist Berg, founder and president of Water Street Capital, to honor teachers who have had lifelong careers in teaching and inspiring students. To date, Berg has given more than $1 million to honor Jacksonville teachers with an award named after his fourth-grade teacher, Gladys Prior, at Ortega Elementary. The UNF College of Education and Human Services manages this gift and coordinates the annual award competition. Each of these career teachers will receive $15,000. Congratulations to Amy Glendenning, Seabreeze Elementary School; Mary Phillips, Duncan Fletcher Middle School; Kevin Sullivan, Edward White High School; and Terry Woodlief, Central Riverside Elementary School! Read more at