Florida Virtual School (FLVS), the country’s first statewide Internet-based public high school, recently announced Tim Lauterwasser of Orlando as the FLVS representative for the 2017 Florida Department of Education-Macy’s Teacher of the Year award.
Lauterwasser, who has been with FLVS for more than four years, is a lead instructor in U.S. History. One of five finalists nominated to represent FLVS as Teacher of the Year, Lauterwasser will be competing against other teachers from school districts across Florida for the award.
“Florida Virtual School is a pioneer in delivering quality education opportunities, and is constantly transforming its techniques to anticipate the needs of students in any location,” Lauterwasser says. “I never tire of watching the organization continually revolutionize education and its delivery, one teacher-student relationship at a time.”
The award is given to the teacher who demonstrates outstanding accomplishments in teaching, the ability to communicate with other educators and stakeholders, and exceptional professional and community service, as well as an impressive ability for inspiring enthusiasm for education in students.