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BJ Ivey Recognized by Governor Rick Scott

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BJ Ivey Recognition

SARASOTA COUNTY, June 14, 2018 – In a ceremony in Tallahassee on June 13, Governor Rick Scott bestowed the Shine Award to Riverview High School coach and teacher, William “BJ” Ivey. The award was bestowed to teachers who greatly impacted the lives of students in the classroom. Additional recipients include Eleanna Hurst of Broward County, Maria Torres-Crosby of Hillsborough County, Samantha Hopper of Monroe County, Dana Kelly of St. Johns County and Kathleen Redfern of Walton County.   

Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to present these outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award and thank them for their commitment to ensuring Florida’s students reach their full potential. I am honored to present these Shine Awards.”

In addition to the Shine Award, BJ Ivey was named the 2017 Sarasota County School District Teacher of the Year. Earlier this spring, the Baltimore Orioles recognized Mr. Ivey as their 2018 Community Hero.

About Sarasota County Schools

Dedicated to academic and athletic excellence, Sarasota County Schools is home to 53 schools, 43,000 students and 5,000 employees. It is one of only two Florida school districts to consistently earn an “A” grade every year since 2004. Learn more: SarasotaCountySchools.net.

Photo:  Pictured from left to right:  Attorney General Pam Bondi, Governor Rick Scott, BJ Ivey, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.

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