By Madison Fantozzi
LAKELAND — Jaime Winfree works with at-risk students others gave up on long ago.
The Lake Wales High teacher thanked those who didn’t give up on her as she accepted the Polk County Association of Charter Schools 2017 Teacher of the Year award Monday at the Magnolia Building in Lakeland.
“In this room stand former principals who have led me well … and my current principal who is one of the finest human beings on this planet,” Winfree said. “I stand in awe that I get to go to work and do a job that I love every day. My students are fantastic human beings, and the world is a better place because they’re here.”
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