Josie Ruth Stumpf, 5th grade teacher from Holly Hill School, is Volusia County Schools’ Teacher of the Year for 2021. She will serve as Volusia County’s Teacher of the Year for one year, representing all of Volusia’s teachers.

Ms. Stumpf received her award before an audience of more than 900 friends of public education at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort on Friday, January 17, 2019. The announcement was made at a celebration presented by AdventHealth and co-hosted by FUTURES Foundation and Volusia County Schools.

Stumpf replaces Ian Jackson, who was Volusia County’s 2020 Teacher of the Year.

In addition, four other teachers received special recognition as finalists:

  Denise Hulette, 8th Grade Science Teacher, Deltona Middle

  Amanda Silva, 8th Grade Science Teacher, Heritage Middle

  Amy Spies, 4th Grade Teacher, R.J. Longstreet Elementary

  Karen Weinrich, 2nd Grade Teacher, Spruce Creek Elementary

Three teachers were named recipients of an award that represents the school district’s three guiding principles. Superintendent Dr. Scott Fritz presented the awards along with a $150 check from FUTURES Foundation to:

Representing Guiding Principle #1, Dedication to Increased Student Achievement – Ebonyia Newmon, 2nd grade teacher at Westside Elementary.



Representing Guiding Principle #2, Commitment to Finding Solutions to Problems – Amy Airgood, 5th grade Mathematics and Science Teacher at Ormond Beach Elementary.



Representing Guiding Principle #3, Mutual Respect and Positive Relationships with all Stakeholders – Jeanne Jendrzejewski, Spanish teacher at DeLand High School.

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