Linda Gancitano, a physical education teacher at Driftwood Middle
School's Academy of Health and Wellness, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. for a special event. She was invited to participate in the White House Champions of Change Reunion on December 5, 2016. Gancitano was originally honored in February 2015 for being a Champion of Change in Climate Education and Literacy. The recognition was based on her efforts to raise awareness about environmental conservation among her students, including starting the Driftwood Middle School Green Team and creating the "How Low Can You Go?" initiative, which has since expanded Districtwide through a partnership with the Miami Heat.
In addition to attending the Champions of Change Reunion, Gancitano was also invited to the White House Holiday Open House on December 6, 2016, which included a tour of the White House fully decorated for the holidays.