Nov. 28, 2018

Tripp Scott's Jeffrey Wood Wins Charter School Champions Award

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – (November 26, 2018) – Tripp Scott today announced that Jeffrey S. Wood, a director with the law firm, has been named the winner of a 2018 Florida Charter Schools Champions Award at the recent Florida Charter School Conference in Orlando.

Wood won the Champions Award in the category of charter school pioneer.  The award was one of 21 presented by the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS), the leading charter school membership association in the state.

For the seventh consecutive year, FCPCS received nominations in several categories, including charter school board members, charter school leaders, charter school teachers, charter school pioneers and charter school preferred partners. Winners received their awards at an evening awards reception and presentation.

“Each year, we honor exemplary teachers, school leaders, governing board members and pioneers who represent the very best in the Florida charter school movement,” said Robert Haag, FCPCS President.  “This year, we received more nominations than ever.”

About the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools

The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) is the leading charter school membership association in the state, with a membership of nearly 75 percent of all operating charter schools. Since its inception in 1999, FCPCS has been dedicated to creating a national model of high quality, accredited public charter schools that are student-centered and performance-driven. FCPCS provides a wide array of technical support, mentoring, training, networking, and purchasing services to its membership, as well as serving as an advocate for all Florida public charter schools.

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