I’ve always loved the start of a new school year, the excitement and anticipation, the back to school shopping, new pencils, crayons, and the promise of what’s to come. There was a lot of excitement and anticipation at the start of this year, especially for Nicole Tillotson and JT Tremaine, the two new teachers at The Island School.
Ms. Tillotson attended Florida State University’s College of Education. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in English Education in 2004 and received a Master of Science in English Education in 2006. She has previously taught seventh grade language arts in Orange County Public Schools and second grade reading at Park Maitland School in Orlando. In addition, Ms. Tillotson has taught literature and composition as an adjunct instructor at the college level. This will be her tenth year in the classroom.
Mr. Tremaine, who has always had a keen interest in science, technofogy, engineering, and math, completed his teaching degree at Edison State College and graduated in 2014. Before he began his teaching career, he worked in graphic design and information technology.
It’s hard to believe that The Island School recently completed its 15th school year and successfully renewed its charter for another 5 years! None of this would be possible without the support of our amazing community members, as well as the Board of Directors for the School and Foundation, who constantly and consistently demonstrate their unwavering support of a quality education for all children!
As 2016 rapidly approaches, we are looking forward to another successful $1,000,000 Island School Golf Shootout! This year the tournament is scheduled for Thursday, February 4th at the Gasparilla Inn Golf Club. This event offers golfers 18 chances to win $10,000 for a hole-in-one and 18 chances to qualify for the $1,000,000 post-event shootout with one golfer guaranteed to win $10,000! A post-event cocktail reception will allow all non-golfing friends of the School to watch the exciting shootout action and support the school at the same time.
Here is to another great year, with my heartfelt thanks for your support!
Margo Freeman, President