Updated:ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —
An Orange County teacher has been nominated for the 2014 National Teacher of the Year award.
Dorina Sackman is an eighth-grade ESOL language arts teacher at Westridge Middle School.
She has been working with children from around the world for 14 years.
"Ms. Sackman’s activities, both inside and outside the classroom, reflect her passion for teaching," stated Superintendent Barbara Jenkins. "She connects with her students by quickly earning their trust and respect by truly wanting to get to know them, who they are, and where they come from."
She is involved in the SAC, PTA, and often lends her free time to chaperoning off-campus student activities, or accepting invitations from her students' parents to cultural events.