The Fort Lauderdale High School family lost one of its own, Mrs. Janice March, on September 19, 2021. Mrs. March was a beloved teacher and Fort Lauderdale High School alumna. She is a significant part of FLHS history and will always be remembered.
Mrs. March was part of the FLHS class of 1969. She participated in a variety of clubs and activities over the course of her three years as a student at the school. In her junior and senior years, she was president of the Future Teachers of America and in her junior and senior years was a member of the Inter-Club Council, which helped to unite the clubs and organizations at school. As a senior, Mrs. March was part of the Science Research Organization.
Mrs. March started working at FLHS during the 1986-87 school year. Her final year was 2020-21, working over 30 years at FLHS. Her compassion was consistent throughout the generations she taught..
ESE Support Facilitator Ms. Staci Newton fondly remembers her former math teacher.
“I was sitting in her classroom on 9/11. She assured us we were safe and allowed us to watch the events unfold on TV,” she shared.
Allyson Varela-Nava (12), was in Mrs. March’s class just before she retired from FLHS.
“She tried her very best to connect with students, and she always tried her best to help,” Varela said.
Interim Principal Sean Curran worked closely with Mrs. March as an administrator while she was a teacher.
“She was a legend just in our tradition and history, but when I got to know her she was a legend in person and math teaching,” he said.
Mrs. March retired at the end of last year. She was a co-department chair with Ms. Tina Lovett, and the two developed a close relationship.
“When I came to teach at Fort Lauderdale High School, Mrs. March was one of the first people who welcomed me into the Flying L Family,” shared Lovett. “Mrs. March was the backbone of our department the glue that kept us together. She will be missed […] and loved always.”
Mrs. March’s legacy lives on with the entire Flying L family.
“She [was] an amazing educator, a great leader and a good friend to so many students, staff members, and to our community,” said Mr. Curran. “She lived and breathed Fort Lauderdale.”
The Navigator extends its condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. March. She will be remembered as a great educator and promoter of Fort Lauderdale High School and as a champion of its students.