Ali Pressel

Local educator receives National Geographic Society funding to bring Citizen Science to Northeast Florida

Local teacher and National Geographic Explorer Alicia “Ali” Pressel received funding from the National Geographic Society for her project, “Connecting Classrooms to Conservation through Citizen Science.” In partnership with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Pressel’s project will engage local youth in learning about environmental science, geography, and conservation biology as “Citizen Scientists.” Pressel will work…


2nd Annual World Water Day event held with Creekside High School & Julington Creek Elementary School teachers & students

Upgraded outdoor classroom features new butterfly science chamber and sensory totems Students and teachers revealed new additions and upgrades to the outdoor learning classroom during at Julington Creek Elementary School World Water Day on March 22. The outdoor space officially opened on World Water Day last year, and was funded with grants provided by Wells…


INK! offers new online scholarship application for local public high school seniors, deadline April 5

Upon assignment as the Chief of Military Justice for the XVIII Airborne, Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Sally MacDonald, attended and graduated from Airborne Jump School in 2016. The LTC Sally MacDonald Scholarship was established by her family in honor of her joy for life and excitement gained by conquering challenges. Photo provided by the MacDonald Family.…


Creekside Teacher receives Full STEAM Ahead Grant

Creekside Teacher receives Full STEAM Ahead Grant from INK!, Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, and AT&T Local students receive honors from Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA) AT&T, through the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) and Investing in Kids (INK!), recently helped fund a local teacher with a grant to start “Project Parenting,” a…

Teacher of the Year 2022-23

Teacher of the Year 2022-2023

INK! to name St. Johns County Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year on February 2 The 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year campaign is a special recognition program to honor educators in St. Johns County public schools. INK! hosts the annual campaign to acknowledge and commemorate excellence in teaching, and emphasize the…