Category: Features

Teacher Feature: Ms. Beruty

Born and raised in Broward County, AICE Psychology and Peer Counseling teacher, Ms. Krystal Beruty, has joined the Fort Lauderdale High School staff this year. This is her first year teaching at a high school, with her prior experience as an education coach and preschool teacher.  “I saw […]

Teacher Feature: Ms. Patron

Ms. Shannon Patron, Fort Lauderdale High School’s new history teacher, has always enjoyed learning about history. She says it’s due to the great history teachers she herself had who were able to nurture her curiosity into a passion. “I never understood why people regarded history teachers as the […]

Teacher Feature: Ms. Peña

English and Intensive Reading teacher, Ms. Vanessa Peña, has started her first year at Fort Lauderdale High School. She taught English and a peer mentoring program at her former school for nine years.  In high school, her English teacher inspired her to be a better writer, which led […]

Teacher Feature: Ms. Brochu

Ms. Paige Brochu, a marine biologist, has begun teaching marine science at Fort Lauderdale High. She grew up in Virginia and moved south to attend graduate school at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina and then to Florida to teach. “I started as a marine biologist and decided […]

Teacher Feature: Ms. Sarmiento

Ms. Emmily Sarmiento joined the Fort Lauderdale High School Social Studies Department in March of 2020, teaching Global Perspectives.            Ms. Sarmiento did not always enjoy history.  “While the information was somewhat interesting, it never really stuck. It wasn’t until I realized that events and topics in history relate […]