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    Champlin, Maggie
    Channell, Robert
    DeFilippo, Dana

    Fagan, Rich
    Edwards, Eric
    Elford, Tammi
    Gigante, Ed
    Gilken, Justin
    Gold, Mike
    Goldberg, Marc
    Gough, Elizabeth
    Hart, Karyn
    Huff, Kendra
    Kummerlen, Karen
    Maglione, Brandon
    Martin, Maria
    Novak, Mark
    Mooney, Julie 
    Mullins, Fred
    Murphy, Pattie
    Okun, Ellen
    Schuett, Craig
    Schwartz, Jill
    Skinner, Tammy
    Testa, Mary
    Volstad, Keith
    Winig, Carol

    Channell, Robert:
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    Anatomy and Physiology.
    2.       What high school did you attend?
    Key West HS 1979.
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    University of Louisiana-Lafayette 1984, Florida State University 1988, University of Tennessee 2000.
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    B.S. Health and Physical Ed, Math second teaching field, M.S. Exercise Physiology, Cardiac Rehabilitation emphasis, Ph.D. Community Health Ed, Curriculuim and Instruction cognate.
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)
    Exercise (including long walks on the beach), Sports, Music.
    6.       What is your favorite book?
    To Have and To Have Not; Ernest Hemingway.
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    “Peace Prayer.”
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
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    Edwards, Eric:
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    I teach Biology.
    2.       What high school did you attend?
    I attended Monacan High School in Richmond Virginia.
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    I graduated from University of Hawaii at Manoa with a BA in Biology.
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    See above.
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)
    Golf and SCUBA diving.
    6.       What is your favorite book?
    I read the Glass Castle over the summer and enjoyed it.  Right now I’m reading Genome; the autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters and am enjoying it.
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    Treat others as you would personally like to be treated.
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
    I really enjoy getting to know the kids and the Magnet is like a family within the school. 

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     Elford, Tammi:
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    I teach Health Science I and II (Pre-Med and Academy), and Medical Skills and Services….
    2.       What high school did you attend?
    I attended Fairland High School in Proctorville, Ohio… and recently celebrated my 25th High School Reunion…whoohoo!
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    I started out at Marshall University(We are Marshall…the thundering herd…) were I obtained most of my pre- req, majoring in Psychology and…..decided to move to sunny south Florida to attend Palm Beach Community College for my Nursing degree instead.  Much warmer here….brrrrr
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    Registered Nurse
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)
    Anything out doors, reading, swimming, mission trips, singing…
    6.       What is your favorite book?
    Same Kind of Different as me…excellent book…battles racism, homelessness and faith.   Of course, Glass Houses rates a close second.
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    “JUST SAY NO….”  I figure that will cover all the bases.  No really…ask my students.  GOD Bless Mrs. Regan.
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
    I love teaching the magnet classes, because I love the medical field.  And it helps me sleep at night knowing I helped teach some of our future doctors which potentially could be managing my care when I am residing in the nursing home….in Hawaii…
    Elford out….
     

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    Fagan, Rich:
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    Latin I.
    2.       What high school did you attend?
    Akiba Academy, Phila, Pa.
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    B.A., Latin
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)
    Reading and doing crossword puzzles.
    6.       What is your favorite book?
    A Tale of Two Cities (or anything else by Dickens.)
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    ——–
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
    Showing students how Latin has an application to their career choice.

     

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    Gilken, Justin:
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    Freshman SMR English & Freshman GB English
    2.       What high school did you attend?
    Downingtown HS, in Downingtown PA.  Home of the Whippets
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    Temple University & Georgetown University (Institute for ?Political Journalism)
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    Bachelors in Journalism
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)
    Lacrosse – coaching and playing; Hanging out with Rosey-Peanuts
    6.       What is your favorite book?
    When Pride Still Mattered, by David Maraniss
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    “The difference between successful people and others in not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” Vince Lombardi
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
    I am very lucky that I get to teach freshman in our magnet program.  This gives me the opportunity to forge 4-year relationships with our school’s best and brightest students.  The teacher-student relationships that I have with many of our magnet graduates have become friendships as our kids move onto college and beyond.  There is nothing more rewarding than seeing our students become successful young men and women. 

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    Goldberg, Marc:
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    TV/Film and Radio
    2.       What high school did you attend?
    Hudson High School-Hudson, NY
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    University of Miami
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    Bachelor of Education
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)
    Long walks on…oops…reading
    6.       What is your favorite book?
    To Kill A Mockingbird” and trying to read “The Godfather” every 5 years
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    “That’s some bad hat, Harry.”
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
    The best thing about teaching in the magnet is getting through to those students who really want to pursue TV/Film as a career.  To see them work hard for four years and then take it one step further once they go on to college.  Many of them will begin their careers after college graduation.  It’s then when we know it was all worthwhile.  We’ve always gotten feedback from them telling us their high school magnet courses prepared them for their college courses.  This is the long term thrill.  The short term memories always happen on our New York trips.

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    Hart, Karyn:
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    CCC, Sports Application, Sports Marketing, Computer Technology for Travel and Tourism
    2.       What high school did you attend?
    Santaluces Community High School
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    Wingate University, NC
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    Bachelors of Science in Sports Management
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)
    love playing volleyball, watching my kids play sports, and attending UFC events
    6.       What is your favorite book?
    Twilight series
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    ——–
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
    Gardens Magnet Programs are my passion.  I love teaching, planning events, attending field trips, supporting my students by watching them play their sport or perform in the band, chores or drama club.  I am always happy to start my day at Palm Beach Gardens High School. One of my favorite activities is observing my students teach at local elementary school while partnered with Junior Achievement. 

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    Huff, Kendra
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    Anatomy and Physiology Honors
    2.       What high school did you attend?
    St. Thomas Aquinas HS in Ft. Lauderdale
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    BS in Biology, Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)
    Scrapbooking, boating, snorkeling, and reading
    6.       What is your favorite book?
    Hunger Games, My Sister’s Keeper and The Help (and so many more!)
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    If so, share.   Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can. John Wesley
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
    I love teaching in the pre-med magnet so I can encourage and enrich students who have a passion for the field of medicine.  Preparing them for college anatomy and physiology is my primary goal while offering a fun and hands-on approach throughout the year.

     

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    Kummerlen, Karen:
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    Global Business and Entrepreneurship
    2.       What High School did you attend?
    Jupiter High School
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    Florida State University and Florida International University.
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    Bachelor of Science in Finance from FSU and Masters in Business Adminstration from FIU
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)

    6.        What is your favorite book?
    The entire Harry Potter series!
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Ghandi
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
    It is like a family here – the teachers and students in the magnet program really form a special bond.  Two of my former students, Audrey May and Nate Aleskovsky, asked me to perform their beautiful wedding ceremony at UF, and it was such an honor!  I will never forget that as long as I live!

     

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     Mooney, Julie:
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    I teach the English II cohort for the Sports Management Recreation and the Global Business Magnet.
    2.       What high school did you attend?
    I attended Middletown High School (NY).
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    I attended Kean Univeristy (NJ)
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    I obtained a Bachelors Degree in Teach of the Handicapped
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)
    My hobbies are reading, going to the beach, watching/playing sports, spending time with my family and friends.
    6.       What is your favorite book?
    I do not have a favorite book, but I read constantly.
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    My favorite quotation is: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
    The best thing about teaching in the magnet here is working with other amazing teachers.  I also enjoy participating in the magnet activities because it allows the teachers to form a bond with the students outside of the classroom.  

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     Mullins, Fred:
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    Tourism
    2.       What high school did you attend?
    Patrick Henry; Roanoke, Va.
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    King College and East Tenn. State Univ.
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    B.S. Economics and Business Management
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)
    Long walks…sorry.  Fishing/boating/traveling
    6.       What is your favorite book?
    The one I am trying to write.  I like modern action/adventure stories.  Not a classics kind of guy.
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    Yes lots. I’ll get back to you on this.
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
    Working with students that understand they have to invest in themselves to be successful. 

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    Murphy, Pattie:
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    AP Biology
    2.       What high school did you attend?
    Hauppauge High School
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    Syracuse University/Pre Med  SUNY Cortland Education
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    BS Pre Med/ BS Education
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)
    Reading/Swimming/Fishing
    6.       What is your favorite book?
    All the Harry Potters/ I have a first edition of the Sorcerer’s Stone
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    If so, share.  Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire.  ~William Butler Yeats
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
     The high Academic Standards that are being upheld here allow me to introduce my college level course with a high degree of success.  The students are interested in the content of the magnet that they chose and therefore are very successful in their preparation for the career of their choice as well as the college of their choice.
    Thanks, Pattie.

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    Novak, Mark:
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    Honors and AP Chemistry.
    2.       What high school did you attend?
    Lake Catholic HS in Mentor Ohio.
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    The Ohio State Univeristy
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    B.S. in Electrical Engineering
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)
    Travel.
    6.       What is your favorite book?
    Lord of the Rings.
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    Yes.
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
    I love when kids get truly excited about accomplishing something they didn’t think they could.  

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      Schuett, Craig:
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    Honors Chemistry and AP  Chemistry.
    2.       What high school did you attend?
    South Saint Paul High School.
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    University of Minnesota
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    B.A. Chemistry
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)
    Care for my Christmas Tree Farm on German Lake, Isanti, Minnesota, racquetball, tropical fish, billiards, reading.
    6.       What is your favorite book?
    Last of the Breed, Louis L’Amour
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    “Lord, to whom shall we go, you have”.
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
    Pre-medicine magne has the best behaved students in Palm Beach County Schools.  

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    Schwartz, Jill:
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    English for Global Business & TV Film.
    2.       What high school did you attend?
    Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr., School of the Arts.
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    University of Central Florida
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    B.A.
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)
    Music, making slideshows, spending time with my family, Theme parks, Halloween.
    6.       What is your favorite book?
    Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    “Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t look around once in a while, you could miss it” – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
    Behaved Students.  

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    Skinner, Tammy:
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    Accounting I
    2.       What high school did you attend?
    The King’s Academy
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    Palm Beach Atlantic University
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    Bachelor of Science/Business Administration and Business Education
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)
    Reading (when there is time), Shopping,  Being a faithful soccer and band mom to my two kids (which consumes all my spare time), anything with FBLA
    6.       What is your favorite book?
    Leadership books “The Secret”,  and “The Gift”  and any Terri Blackstock book!
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    “Yesterday is history, tomorrow’s a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why it is called the present”
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
    Working with the magnet team here and the wonderful magnet students.  This, being my first year, I have been impressed by all the hands-on activities the magnet students participate in. 

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    Testa, Mary:
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    Sports Essentials Tenth Grade & Financial Accounting.
    2.       What high school did you attend?
    Cardinal Newman High School.
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    Florida Southern College, FAU
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    Business Degree/Marketing Major
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)
    Watching Sports, walking, reading at the beach, spending time with my family and friends.
    6.       What is your favorite book?
    I do not have a favorite but I love reading!
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    “In all things give thanks”.
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
    I love getting to know the students.  They have such fun and unique personalities. This year Julie Mooney and I took the 10th grade Sports Essentials class to a Speing Training Game.  The staff at Roger Dean gave a great tour and even let them on the field before the game during practice.  

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    Volstad, Keith:
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    Health Science 1.
    2.       What high school did you attend?
    Heritage Christian HS, Indianapolis, In.
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    Purdue University BS Biology, National College of Chiropractic, BS, Human Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    See above.
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)
    Sports, fishing, sports memorabilia.
    6.       What is your favorite book?
    Any Stve Barry novel
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    John 3:16.
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
    The best thing about teaching in the magnet program is students are interested in learning.

     

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    Winig, Carol:
    1.       What magnet classes do you teach?
    Health Science 2 with emphasis on Pathophysiology Allied Health Assisting with emphasis on Pathophysiology Law and Medical Ethics
    2.       What high school did you attend?
    Plantation
    3.       What college(s) did you attend?
    University of Florida
    4.       What degree(s) did you attain?
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    5.       What are your hobbies? (Please no long walks on the beach.)
    Reading, distance Bicycling, Yoga
    6.       What is your favorite book?
    Anna Karenina
    7.       Do you have a favorite quotation?
    “If you’re going to be dumb, you’ve got to be tough,” “You enter with brains of Mush. You leave thinking like Doctors”
    8.       What is the best thing/memory about teaching in the magnet here?
    Best thing about teaching in the magnet here is transforming those “Brains of Mush into Thinking like a Doctor” and actually getting to the point where we can have a medically based conversation about a condition or a patient with a student and they not only understand what we are talking about, but provide their own insight! Love when those light bulbs go off!!!!

    Best magnet memories: Mock Disasters we have known and loved, Trauma Hawk lifting off the football field with one of my First Responders on board during the mock prom crash scenario, Law and Medical Ethics classes “trying” cases and watching a student who has a love of medicine shine in the clinical area. Makes me so proud…..

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