Nassau Teacher Nominated for Major National Award

Fernandina Beach Middle School seventh grade teacher Bailee Jones has been nominated for the 2022-23 National LifeChanger of the Year award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, LifeChanger of the Year recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 educators and school district employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.

Jones was nominated by her colleague, Raleigh Green.

Beyond her commitments in the classroom, Jones goes above and beyond by mentoring new teachers every year and coaching high school cheerleaders. Even veteran staff turn to her for guidance and assistance on various topics. In addition, Jones is in the county leadership program, which is designed to identify, train, and prepare future leaders in her school district.

Jones has run various professional development workshops and was chosen by her district’s leadership as a future leader of Nassau County. To be selected as a future leader is a high honor, and one that is taken very seriously by the district. Jones surpassed all requirements and criteria with flying colors. As a result of being chosen for this program, Mrs. Jones is being groomed and prepared to be a director in the county office.

“She is beloved by her students and cheerleaders, admired by her colleagues, and respected by her bosses. People can’t help but love her after getting a chance to meet her. It is my honor to nominate my colleague, mentor, and friend as a LifeChanger,” said Green.

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Edward Mark Joseph Szynaka
Edward Mark Joseph Szynaka (@guest_66407)
1 year ago

Dear Ms. Bailee Jones, Congratulations on your nomination. There is no better and most important profession than teaching. You sacrifice much to benefit many. Your patience and spirited personality do so much for our society. Teaching kindness, respect, and wisdom, you are a hero. My very best wishes. Edward Szynaka, the proud husband of Diane Szynaka, a   :wpds_smile: retired elementary school teacher.