Meet your Florida State Farm® Teacher Assist winners.

A $2,500 grant will bring each of their ideas to life.

Teaching during a pandemic poses many challenges. Teachers are adapting their methods to meet those challenges in unique and creative ways. State Farm Teacher Assist program grants will help 40 teachers across Florida boost their efforts. Each of their schools will receive $2,500 to implement their innovative ideas - a total of $100,000 to Florida classrooms.

Supporting teachers and schools helps the entire community. It recognizes education as a public good and helps address the societal impacts of COVID at the local level.

“As a company, we have a long history of working with teachers, educators, and students across the country. We are heartened by the immense response received from teachers sharing their solutions to overcoming challenges,” said Annette Martinez, State Farm Senior Vice President. “Congratulations to the winners. We are proud to support you and help you reach your goals!”

Soon, the winning teachers' stories will be shared here. Their passion to help students inspires us. We hope to foster a community and be a resource for teachers across the country.

Download a complete list of Florida winners.

Florida State Farm® Teacher Assist Grant Winners

Teacher Name



Lynn Moran

SouthTech Academy

Boynton Beach

Gustavo A Morales

Wolf Lake Middle School


Michael Sabatino

Freedom Shores Elementary

Palm Beach County

Jennifer Hughes

Okeechobee High School Freshman Campus


Courtney Roper

Crosspointe Elementary School

Boynton Beach

Melinda Kimball

Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks


Linda Josaphat

Hammock Pointe Elementary School

Boca Raton

Carmela Jones

River Ridge High School

New Port Richey

Joy Williams

North Fort Myers High School

Fort Myers

Melissa Anne Konkol

Gause Academy of Leadership


Jamie Chavarria

North Port High School

North Port

Laurie Gonzalez

Turner Bartels K-8 School

Wesley Chapel

Allison Unger-Fink

Hawkes Bluff Elementary


Tanji Ford

Silver Ridge Elementary


Caitlyn Whitley

Ruediger Elementary School


Astrid Vargas

Miami Northwestern Senior High School


Julia Terrell

Freeport High School


Blake Riedel

McLaughlin Middle School and Fine Arts Academy

Lake Wales

Jennifer Middlebrook

Roosevelt Academy

Lake Wales

Latisa Williams

Olsen Middle School

Dania Beach

Danielle Almond

Keeth Elementary School

Winter Springs

Marion Eidem

Pace Center for Girls

Fort Myers

Charles Broadway

Eustis Elementary School


Megan Whitaker

Edward W Bok Academy N

Lake Wales

Robert W Bailey

South Plantation High


Charlene Franklin

McNicol Middle School


Betty Shore

McNicol Middle School


Raquel McDonald

McNicol Middle School


Rachael Sumner

Sandhill Elementary

Haines City

Marialejandra Zapata Ramirez

South Elementary School


Patricia Swanz-Reiners

R.C. Lipscomb Elementary School


Tyler Goehring

Lake Gibson Middle School


Barbara Doner

Ramblewood Middle School

Coral Springs

Anna Haag

Trafalgar Middle School

Cape Coral

Tara Boucher

Daniel Jenkins Academy

Haines City

Lauren Yearry

Bethune Academy

Haines City

Dianna Quay

Cape Coral High School

Cape Coral

Regan Davenport

Zolfo Springs Elementary

Bowling Green

Greg Guy

Citrus Ridge: A Civics Academy


Laura Pacter

Shadowlawn Elementary School