Congratulations to Linda Gancitano, physical education teacher at Driftwood Middle School Academy of Health and Wellness, on being named a White House Climate Education on Literacy Champion of Change. As part of the Champions of Change program, The White House honors people like Gancitano who have made a difference in enhancing climate education.
Gancitano has served as a middle school physical education teacher for 25 years at Driftwood Middle. Prior to this recognition, Gancitano was named Florida Green School Teacher of the Year, Broward County Physical Education Teacher of the Year and Driftwood Middle School Teacher of the Year. She also serves the District on the Wellness Committee and Superintendent’s Environmental Technical Advisory Committee. Additionally, Gancitano spearheaded the District and school application for the National Green Ribbon Award and Florida Green Schools. Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is currently a 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District Sustainability awardee.
"First and foremost, I would like to say thank you to my students and staff for making this award happen. I am both humbled and honored to be recognized by the very students and staff I serve," said Principal LaPace. "This award shows the positive impact our students and staff have had on the culture of this campus. A culture where improving, not settling, and leading are not just stated, but rather, they are words the McArthur Community lives by. Simply put, our successes at McArthur High School are defined by great students, a great staff, in a great community. It truly is a Great Day To Be A Mustang!"
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