Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year Award Announced -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog



Neil Jenkins, band director of J.P. Taravella High School, was named the winner of this year's Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year.  Jenkins has been a band director since 1968. He holds a Master of Arts in Education (music) and a Bachelor of Arts in Education (music) from the University of South Florida and is certified in music education, K - 12. Hailed as one of the top music educators in the county he has won various awards. He also teaches as an adjunct professor at Broward College, directing the Broward Symphonic Band and serving as a member of the Florida Music Assessment Task Force.


"Now that my 40 year career in public school teaching has come to a conclusion, it is an honor to be selected as the 'Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year' for 2010. I am much honored to be representing the many hard working fine arts teachers in Broward County that make a significant difference in our students' lives," Jenkins said.

The "Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year Award" recognizes the most outstanding arts teachers in Broward County. The selection panel is composed of members of the Broward Cultural Council's Arts Education Committee. Nominees submit an application, audio/visual examples, and are observed in the classroom by members of the selection panel.

Sun Sentinel Article about the Award

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