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Florida Teacher of the Year

Dr. Graham with Shana-Marie Ziegler
Shana-Marie Ziegler

When most people hear the name “Dr. Dre” they probably think of the famous rapper.

But some King High School students associate the name with a different musician – their band director, Dr. Dakeyan Chá Dré Graham. 

Graham, whose students refer to him fondly as "Dr. Dre," recently won Florida’s Teacher of the Year award.

King High School music teacher Dr. Dakeyan Graham was chosen among five finalists and named Florida Teacher of the Year during a banquet in Orlando.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Last week, King High School music teacher Dr. Dakeyan Chá Dré Graham was chosen among five finalists and named Florida’s Teacher of the Year during a banquet in Orlando.

2017 Teacher Of The Year From Polk County

Jul 15, 2016

A third grade math teacher from Polk County is 2017’s Florida Teacher of the Year.

Florida First Lady Ann Scott and Gov. Rick Scott made the announcement Thursday night at the annual awards ceremony in Orlando.

Jessica Solano is an educator at Highlands Grove Elementary School in Lakeland.