Spring 2019 Events
Teachers Are More Interactive Display (at right and below)
In collaboration with the College of Education and Human Services, the Library has been asked to display the Teachers Are More interactive display, an important outreach component of the Teachers Are More campaign, developed by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF). On the campaign’s mission, JPEF states, “In Duval County, 40-50% of the teachers in our district leave the teaching profession within the first five years of beginning their careers, and universities have seen decreases in enrollment for education degrees. To be a teacher is to be a public servant. By elevating and expanding the reach of stories of incredible teachers and of those who have been impacted by an incredible teacher, we hope to alter the perception of the teaching profession, increasing public support for the invaluable educators in our city with the hope that if teachers feel valued in their roles, schools will be able to retain more high-quality teachers.”
A key part of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund's Teachers Are More campaign, this interactive installation contains video stories from Jacksonville residents who have been impacted by an incredible teacher, inviting people to pledge their support for teachers.
This display is situated in the Library entrance, just before the turnstiles. Please come check it out!
For full campaign details and more information please visit teachersaremore.org.