The Horace Buddoo Teachers of Tomorrow Scholarship
Horace Buddoo is an educator, speaker, educational consultant, and speaker coach. From the first day he stepped into the classroom as a substitute teacher back in 2003, Horace Buddoo knew that it was the beginning of a lifelong and rewarding journey in education. He is originally from Jamaica but has lived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for most of his life. Horace is currently a mathematics educator at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami, Florida which is rated by Niche.com as the 4th best independent school in the state of Florida. He was formerly at West Broward High School in Pembroke Pines, FL and part of the Broward County Public School system, which is the 6th largest public school system in the United States. Horace has been recognized my many media outlets such as NBC6 and National Public Radio (NPR) for his contribution to education but one of his most treasured recognition was when he received a Mayoral Proclamation from the City of Pembroke Pines for his work as a Master Teacher in 2013.
Horace has been very active in educational consulting at the state level. He has served on the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Mathematics Achievement Level Description Panel, the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) Standard Setting Educator Panel, and the FSA Mathematics Item Content Review Panel. He is also a part of the "Leadership in Education" panel which is run by Leadership Florida and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This 34-member panel includes accomplished superintendents, school board members, principals, teachers, state education department professionals, education foundation representatives, association leaders, business partners and other public officials around the state of Florida. Horace was also involved in Better Lessons Master Teacher Project which is another project that was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of this project was to write math curriculum that reflecting the changing standard shifts that were adopted by the majority of the United States. Recently, Horace was able to get one step closer in his commitment to change education in the United States by going to Finland to study their world-renown educational system first-hand back in 2017. Horace is currently collaborating with the University of Michigan's Graduate School of Education in their "TeachingWorks" program. This project aims to improve teacher training by researching and modeling highly impactfuland effective teaching. TeacherWorks also seeks to provide resources pedagogical improvement aimed towards new teachers as well as seasoned teachers.
Horace has a great passion for teaching and learning and wants to encourage more young Jamaicans to make a difference in the lives of Jamaican children by becoming a teacher.
Scholarship Amount: $500USD
Application Deadline: June 15th, 2018
-Must be a Jamaican National
-Must have graduated from high school in Jamaica
-Must be currently enrolled as a full-time Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student pursuing an Education major
-Must be in financial need or have experienced financial hardship