Lake Shore Middle School teacher Wilehelmenia Jacobs has been honored with the Governor’s Shine Award for her work as the AVID teacher for students in grades 6-8 at the Belle Glade school. During a meeting of the Florida Cabinet in Tallahassee, Governor Rick Scott recognized Dr. Jacobs along with seven other outstanding educators.

The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education. The teachers honored were recognized for their commitment to student success.

“I am proud to present these eight educators with the Shine Award today. Great teachers help ensure our students are prepared for higher education and careers,” Gov. Scott said. “I’d like to thank these teachers and educators around the state for their impact on today’s students and generations of students to come.”

Dr. Jacobs is also a member of the High Impact Teacher Corps. In addition to this prestigious award, her service to the District is noteworthy because she has not missed a day in the classroom since she started teaching in 1981!