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Florida’s ABCTE State Teacher of the Year, Danny Davis, to Be Recognized in Ceremony Thursday at Parkside Elementary School

Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2010) —
On Thursday, September 23, Parkside Elementary School special education teacher Danny Davis will be recognized as the ABCTE State Teacher of the Year for Florida in a ceremony at Parkside. The ceremony takes place at 12:15 p.m., with Davis receiving his award from Parkside Elementary School Principal Susan Colton.

In nominating Davis for the award, Colton wrote, “Mr. Davis came from the private sector and not only has become a highly successful teacher, but has also received his Autism Endorsement through the University of Florida Graduate School of Education. I highly recommend Mr. Danny Davis as the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence Teacher of the Year. He exemplifies what alternative certification in education should look like and is all about!”

Mr. Davis was also recognized by name last month by Dr. Carl Harris, Deputy Assistant Secretary with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, in a ceremony in Washington D.C.

Parkside Elementary School
10257 NW 29th St.
Coral Springs, Fl 33065

Susan Colton, Principal, Parkside Elementary School
Larry Barretto, Asst. Principal, Parkside Elementary School
Anne Dilgen, Broward County Schools North Area Director
Kevin O’Connor, ABCTE Florida District Liaison
Danny Davis, ABCTE Florida State Teacher of the Year
Parkside Elementary School Faculty and parents of Parkside students

The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) is a non-profit organization offering an innovative teacher preparation and certification program for highly knowledgeable individuals who want to become teachers. The program is accepted in ten states and close to 2,500 ABCTE certifications have been issued, including nearly 600 to Florida residents. For more information, please visit