Jane  Koszoru

The College Academy at Broward Community College
Davie, Florida
Total years as a classroom teacher: 32

“Success for my students is rooted in my hope that they will become
life-long learners who enjoy reading and writing; I want them to leave
my classroom with the ability to find the beauty and the truth in the
texts they read and to discover the power of their own voice in their
writing..” – Jane Koszoru

Jane wants to help all her students to acquire the skills necessary
to find success in school and the workplace and to become confident and
productive members in a democratic society that requires thoughtful
analysis of complex issues.

Jane believes that all children are capable of high achievement and
they thrive in environments where they feel valued. Therefore, she
strives to create relevant lessons that will challenge but not defeat

“Mrs. Jane Koszoru is not just a teacher, but an explorer, mentor,
friend, and an amazing person. She is the perfect example of an
exceptional teacher and there will be no else like her.” –Lillie
Thomas, Student

“Jane is a master teacher who brings her wealth of experiences and
teaching strategies, along with her intellect, enthusiasm and energy
into the classroom where her love of her subject matter becomes
contagious. Because she believes in her students’ potential for success,
she creates an environment where they can succeed and where they know
that their efforts are valued.” — Nell Sapp, Principal, The College
Academy at Broward Community College



Master of Science, English Education, Nova/Southeastern University


Bachelor of Arts Education, University of Florida


Associate of Arts, University of Florida

Teaching Experience

2002- present

English Composition 101, American Literature, and Creative Writing, College Academy at Broward Community College, Davie, FL

2002- present

English Adjunct, Broward Community College, Davie, FL

2002 – present

English Critical Content for Alternative Certification, Florida Atlantic University, Davie, FL

1978 – 2002

AP Language and Composition, English Honors III, American
Literature/Composition, English II and III, Creative Writing, Journalism
I, II, III, IV, Newspaper, Yearbook, Literary Magazine, and
Compensatory Education, Coral Springs High School, Coral Springs, FL


English 6, 7, 8, Mathematics 7, 8, Journalism, Yearbook, and Newspaper, Driftwood Middle School, Hollywood, FL

Special Recognition


State of Florida – Committee to rewrite the English Language Arts Standards


Florida Regional Teacher of the Year (1 of 5 finalists for Florida Tacher of the Year)


District Teacher of the Year, Broward County Public Schools


Teacher of the Year, The College Academy at Broward Community College


U.S. Department of Education High School Reform Leadership Summit


State of Florida Selection Committee for Commissioner’s Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year


“Jane M. Koszoru Appreciation Day” Proclamation of Board of County Commissioners of Broward County, FL on February 11, 2003


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation Chair, College Academy at Broward Community College


National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Adolescent and
Young Adulthood/English Language Arts Standards Committee Member

2000, 2002

Broward’s Best, School Board of Broward County, FL


Library of Congress “American Memory” Fellow


Gale Group Corporation

2000 – present

Certified Trainer Pre-AP Initiative – College Board


Elsa Murray Kaye Award, Coral Springs High School Outstanding Teacher Award


National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Test Evaluator

2000, 1992

Teaching of Writing Award, The Florida Council of Teachers of English


National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certified Teacher


State of Florida English Teacher of the Year, Florida Council of Teachers of English


National Council of Teachers of English award for EQUUS Literary Magazine


Muse Award for Outstanding Instruction, Broward County Council of Teachers of English


National Council of Teachers of English Achievement in Writing


Teacher of the Year, Coral Springs High School


State of Florida Merit Teacher, Florida Master Teacher Program


Florida Scholastic Press Association


Columbia Scholastic Press Association