Lincoln Middle School math teacher Antonio Alves will receive a Governor’s Shine Award from Gov. Rick Scott at a Tallahassee ceremony next week. Alves has taught at the Manatee County middle school since August 2014.
Governor’s Shine Awards honor teachers and administrators who make a substantial impact to the field of education in the state, according to a press release from the School District of Manatee County. Alves, who has taught at Lincoln since August 2014, has been designated as a “High Impact Teacher” based on his value-added measurement scores. The VAM score measures how much a student learned in a year as compared to the state average.
Alves will be presented with the award during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet at 9 a.m. Feb. 7 at the Florida State Capitol. Alves confirmed he will attend the ceremony.