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    Shane Syfrett
    Director of Professional Learning
    Aquilina Howell Building
    The mission of the Leon County Schools' Department of Professional Learning is to improve student achievement by providing support and resources that engage all educators in continuous professional growth. 

Weekly Updates

  • Kids Voting Updates

    Posted by Kathy Corder on 10/5/2018

    Kids Voting

    This year, as in past years, Leon County Schools will participate in Kids Voting Leon County.  Whether your school provides mock voting on your campus or walks students to a nearby precinct, you will need to write Katie Ibarra, Leon County's Kids Voting Chair, at, to let her know your preference. Kids Voting sponsors at each school will need to attend ONE of the trainings offered on Monday and Tuesday, October 29th and 30th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Howell Center.  If you have any questions, contact Katie Ibarra at the email above or Kathy Corder at



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  • Leon County Spelling Bee

    Posted by Cara Zatoris on 10/2/2018

    spelling bee

    Please save the date for the Leon County Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, starting at 6:30 pm. The Big Bend Reading Council will host the event at Leon High School’s auditorium.

    Register your school at to receive the school spelling bee materials. School winner and alternate names are due Friday, December 7, 2018. Submit school winner & alternate here.

    Attached below, you will find a letter to your school's winner, a letter to your school's alternate, and a permission slip. Please provide the winner and alternate their respective letters as well as a permission form for each.

    Winner Letter

    Alternate Letter

    Permission Form

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  • Hispanic Heritage Month Brings Scholarship Opportunities

    Posted by Kathy Corder on 9/26/2018 4:00:00 AM

    Hispanic Heritage 2018


    Each year, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott invite Florida students to participate in the Hispanic Heritage Month Essay and Art contests. This year’s theme is “A Celebration of Innovative Hispanic-American Leaders.”  The contests are open to all students attending a Florida school in grades 4-12. Three students in grades 4-12 will earn a 4-Year Florida Prepaid College Scholarship, which will cover tuition and other specified fees for 120 credit hours at a Florida College — the amount required to earn a bachelor’s degree, and two K-3 students will earn cash prizes.


    In addition, full-time Florida educators in elementary, middle and high schools are eligible for the Excellence in Education Award. Three winners will be selected: one elementary teacher (grades K-5), one middle school teacher (grades 6-8), and one high school teacher (grades 9-12). Nominations may be submitted by a principal, teacher, parent/guardian, or student.


    The deadline to submit entries for the Hispanic Heritage Month Essay, Art and Educator contests is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, October 15, 2018.  Please feel free to download and use the following graphics and flyers:



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  • WILD Wednesday Training's - STEAM Connections

    Posted by Shane Syfrett on 9/7/2018


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  • KAGAN Cooperative Learning Workshop

    Posted by Shane Syfrett on 8/19/2018

    Tallahassee Kagan Tour information

    Click here to print a Registration Form.


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  • FDLRS FALL PD opportunities

    Posted by Shane Syfrett on 8/19/2018

    If you are looking for ESE hours to recertify during the 18-19 school year here is a great opportunity through FDLRS

    Register at: 

     FDLRS Fall PDA      

    Miccosukee Associate Center

    725 South Calhoun St.

    Tallahassee, Florida 32301

    Office: (850) 561-6554


    Twitter: @FDLRSMicco


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