Jim Gambone, a math teacher at Flagler-Palm Coast High School, is this year’s Teacher of the Year for Flagler Schools. Jim actually graduated from Flagler-Palm Coast in 1990, returning to his Alma Mater 10 years later as a teacher and coach. He currently teaches math and is the head coach of the varsity girl’s flag football team. Additionally, Jim leads an after-school math tutoring program that attracts upwards of 50 students a night seeking math help online. 

“Jim Gambone has a way of connecting with students,” says Superintendent Mittelstadt. “He seeks out those who may be struggling in math and is able to get them to succeed. He’s got the ability to get those kids to see that they are learning skills that will serve them well long after they graduate.”

Jim Gambone is a 1997 graduate of the University of North Florida, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. He earned his Master’s in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in 2007.