SCF Congratulates ACP Program Graduate for National Teacher of the Year Nomination

(Bradenton, Fla.,  December 3, 2013) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) congratulates Helen Pastore, who completed SCF’s Alternative Teaching Certification Program and made her dream of teaching come true.

After being named Florida Council for Exceptional Children Teacher of the Year, Pastore will be considered for the national Teacher of the Year title at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo scheduled for April 8-11, 2015, in San Diego. Click here to read about Pastore’s achievements at Oak Park School.

The ACP Program is for people who have a minimum of a bachelor's degree outside the field of education and want to become certified by the FLDOE to teach preK-12 grades. For more info about SCF’s program, visit

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