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Deborah A. Clarke (FL '00)

Assistant Principal

South Olive Elementary School
West Palm Beach, FL

At the time of the Award, Deborah A. Clarke was:

Literacy Coach
Rosenwald Elementary School
South Bay, FL

Subject(s) taught: Reading

Biographical Information

Language arts teacher Deborah Clarke is leading efforts to improve student learning and achievement at Rosenwald Elementary School in South Bay, a school serving a predominantly inner-city migrant population with a high number of children speaking English as a second language. The teaching strategies that Mrs. Clarke uses have been so successful that even her special needs students are reading and writing. As a member of the Palm Beach County Teacher's Guild, she presents her classroom as a model for teachers throughout the county to observe. She is also a member of the Florida State League of Teachers, sharing her talents as a master teacher with colleagues throughout the state and a recipient of the Mary J. Brogan Exellence in Teaching Award.