Mr. Thomas Handwerg is Fort Lauderdale High School’s new mathematics teacher, but he didn’t always know he was going to end up in the school system as an educator. “I had very little conception of what I was going to do even into college. The only thing I […]
The new Culinary Arts teacher, Chef Marius Orsolini, has always had a passion for cooking. His first experience cooking was when he was five years old when he helped his mother in the kitchen. He felt as if he was discovering a new world, with enthusiasm. Every time […]
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 […]
This is a hub article for our series on new teachers in the 2020-21 school year. It will be continually updated as features are completed. Check back here regularly for more updates.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]