On Tuesday, February 17, the Coral Springs City Commission recognized Dori White for being named one of eight finalists for the “2009 Teacher of the Year” award within Broward County Public Schools. White is an eighth grade math teacher at Sawgrass Springs Middle School.
“Her commitment to her students was so spectacular she was one of the eight finalists, and we in the City wanted to recognize her fantastic effort,” Commissioner Roy Gold said.
The Commission later proclaimed the month of February as National Mentoring Month. During this month, the City would like to recognize mentors who dedicate their time to serve as an example to our young people.
Representatives from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County received the proclamation on behalf of all of mentors across Florida.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters does an excellent job not just in this City, not just in the county but throughout the country in putting disadvantaged youth together with adults that they call Bigs,” Mayor Scott Brook said. “There’s nothing like making a difference for a child.”
The City offers several mentoring programs, including the Police Department’s Youth Mentoring Program and training for in-school mentoring programs through Big Brothers Big Sisters.
The City also proclaimed March 6, 7 and 8 as Our Town America 2009 Family Festival in Coral Springs. For 29 years, Our Town America has served as a time for residents to join together and celebrate community spirit.
“Thank you for all the joy you brought to our families year after year,” Commissioner Claudette Bruck said.