Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
January 18, 2019 11:08 a.m.
At their January 15, 2019 Regular Meeting, the Fernandina Beach City Commission recognized Jennifer Albert as the 2018/2019 Milken Educator Award recipient of the year for dedication and commitment to excellence in teaching the youth of Fernandina Beach. Albert, who teaches 5th Grade science and math at Emma Love Hardee Elementary School, was one of only 40 teachers nationwide to be awarded this honor, along with a $25,000 check. Milken awards are sometimes called the “Oscars of Teaching.”
On behalf of the FBCC, Mayor John Miller read the Proclamation, which he then signed and delivered to Albert. He noted that she was the only educator in Florida to receive this award this year. He lauded Albert’s commitment to sharing her skills and techniques with other teachers at her school. The audience at City Hall gave Albert a standing ovation.
In accepting the Proclamation, Albert expressed her appreciation for the honor of the award and the city’s recognition.
Editor’s Note: Suanne Z. Thamm is a native of Chautauqua County, NY, who moved to Fernandina Beach from Alexandria,VA, in 1994. As a long time city resident and city watcher, she provides interesting insight into the many issues that impact our city. We are grateful for Suanne’s many contributions to the Fernandina Observer.