Published: Dec 01, 2011 8:15 PM EST
Updated: Dec 01, 2011 8:19 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla - Naples High School English teacher Janet Glancy has been named a 2011 University of Florida Distinguished Educator.  She will be recognized at the university’s 2011 Fall Commencement taking place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida.

Criteria used for selecting a Distinguished Educator include, but are not limited to, evidence that the educator: fosters excellence in student learning and school environment; participates in ongoing professional development; provides leadership at the school, district, state and/or national level; demonstrates exemplary professionalism as evidenced by selection for awards and distinction; demonstrates a strong commitment to creating a climate of caring and respect among all educational shareholders; and serves the larger community through volunteerism in civic and charitable organizations.

The University of Florida established the Distinguished Educators Award to recognize Florida's most elite elementary and secondary school educators. Florida schools play a vital role in preparing our youth for a successful future in post-secondary education or in vocational occupations and distinguished educators are the essential elements of this foundation 

Janet Glancy also earned the Golden Apple Award in 2007 in Collier County and was also nominated for the Florida Teacher of the Year award.