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Chiles' Powell Named 2017 Leon County Teacher Of The Year

Chris Petley
Leon County Schools

Jennifer Powell has been named Leon County’s Teacher of the Year. 

Powell teaches Economics and American Government at Lawton Chiles High School.

In a written statement, Principal Joe Burgess said Powell shows, “tireless commitment to students, parents and staff and sets the standard for a quality educator.”

In 2011, she was the only teacher in Florida to receive a $24,000 national award to study the American Constitution from the James Madison Memorial Foundation.

Her Leon County Teacher of the Year recognition means Powell will go on to compete in the statewide program.

Shawn Mulcahy is a reporter and All Things Considered host for WFSU. He graduated from Florida State University in 2019 with majors in public relations and political science. He was previously an intern at WFSU, and worked as an Account Coordinator at RB Oppenheim Associates.