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
them.

“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

Education

1987

Master of Science, English Education, Nova/Southeastern University

1972

Bachelor of Arts Education, University of Florida

1970

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

1972-78

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

Special Recognition

2009

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

2003-04

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

2003-04

District Teacher of the Year, Broward County Public Schools

2003-04

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

2003

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

2003

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

2003

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

2002-03

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

2002-03

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

2001

Library of Congress “American Memory” Fellow

2001

Gale Group Corporation

2000 – present

Certified Trainer Pre-AP Initiative – College Board

2000

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

2000

National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Test Evaluator

2000, 1992

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

1999

National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certified Teacher

1998

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

1997

National Council of Teachers of English award for EQUUS Literary Magazine

1992

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

1987-2003

National Council of Teachers of English Achievement in Writing

1986

Teacher of the Year, Coral Springs High School

1985-87

State of Florida Merit Teacher, Florida Master Teacher Program

1979-85

Florida Scholastic Press Association

1979-85

Columbia Scholastic Press Association