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Jan

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Teacher Spotlight – Gretchen Finley

Say hello to Gretchen Finley, a middle school teacher at the Center Academy Palm Harbor campus. She hails from Long Island, New York and has been teaching for 15 years. Mrs. Finley sought out Center Academy as her school of choice because it does not adhere to the “one size fits all” curriculum, often found […]

11
Apr

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Lamarr Williams

Student Spotlight – Lamarr Williams

Lamarr Williams, a 9th grader at Center Academy Riverview campus, is a Florida native who loves math because it’s fun to do and has “tons of challenges”. His favorite teacher is Ms. Delcampo because she is “cool, nice, funny and special.” What Lamarr likes most about Center Academy is that he fits in with all […]

11
Sep

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Teacher Spotlight - Magalie Azadian

Teacher Spotlight – Magalie Azadian

Meet Ms. Magalie Azadian, whose family immigrated from France to Montreal, Canada before settling in the U.S. She has been teaching for 25 years – 14 of them at Center Academy in Lutz. Ms. Azadian has taught all grade levels and subjects, but currently teaches 8th grade. “My degree and interest in psychology – specifically […]

27
May

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Child Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating, ADHD and Nutrition

By Mark Bertin, M.D. The words attention deficit are so strongly associated with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), many people overlook other far-reaching consequences of the disorder. Among them are poor eating habits, eating disorders, and a higher-than-average risk of becoming overweight as a result of having ADHD. For example, a recent study linked ADHD to […]

08
May

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Teacher Spotlight - Amy DelCampo

Teacher Spotlight – Amy DelCampo

After growing up and finishing school in upstate New York 18 years ago, Amy DelCampo moved to Florida seeking a warm, sunny climate. She has been teaching for 15 years, 12 of them at the Center Academy Riverview location. Although she’s taught a variety of grades, she now teaches 8th grade, covering all subjects. “I […]

06
Apr

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Student Spotlight – Dylan Ellis - Center Academy

Student Spotlight – Dylan Ellis

A 12th grader at Center Academy, Dylan Ellis loves science and history because “Science teaches us about a better understanding of the world around us. And with history, I’ve learned that throughout time, much of our human errors are the same.” Dylan’s favorite teacher is Mr. McKenna, who “has a very individualized approach to learning; […]

27
Feb

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Art 4 the Animals

Fundraising Event for Furry Friends By Shannon Pease Many people attended the Art 4 the Animals fundraising event to support the cause, or find a friend for life. Themed Classics and Canines, the fifth annual event, took place from noon to 4 p.m. February 15 at the Shoppes at Heron Lakes in Coral Springs and […]

12
Jan

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School Size and Student Achievement

December 2014 Florida TaxWatch The majority of research on the relationship between elementary school size and student achievement shows an inverse relationship: students in smaller elementary schools tend to achieve at a higher level than students in larger elementary schools. Our independent research shows that above all, quality teaching has the largest impact on students’ […]

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