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 […]

How to Focus at Home

Classes have resumed, but this time, we do not have to go anywhere—a dream for some, but a nightmare for others. You may be struggling to get to your (online) class on time, or to stay focused on what the teacher is saying. Perhaps you spend too much […]

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 […]