Newspaper article The Florida Times Union
Two Area Teachers Study State Court System
First Coast High school teacher Mario Tizziani was one of 25
Florida teachers who spent four days in Tallahassee this month
learning about state government.
Tizziani, an American government and economics teacher, was the
only teacher selected from the Duval County school system to
participate in the Justice Teaching Institute.
Ed Snyder, a Jacksonville resident who teaches social studies
at Nease High School in St. Johns County, also was chosen.
Participants learned about processes involved in appellate
courts, circuit courts and the Supreme Court, as well as the
Florida Constitution. They also will follow monthly Supreme
Court cases posted on the Internet.
"It gave me a lot more tools to use in the classroom," Tizziani
said. "We will review the case of the month and will be provided
with the actual transcripts to use as part of our lesson."
HISTORIC DISTRICT LEADERS: Peggy Burnett has been elected to
head the 3,000-member Riverside Avondale Preservation Inc. for
the coming year.
Others chosen at the annual meeting last week are: Sarah
Sharp, vice chairwoman; Jeanne Miller, secretary; Barney Smith,
treasurer; Phillip Dillingham, legal adviser; and Susan Grandin,
Jay McGovern and Joe White, executive board members. They will
serve one-year terms.
Last month, the City Council voted to designate Riverside and
Avondale a local historic district after an emotional campaign
by supporters and opponents.
A major goal during her tenure will be to bring residential and
commercial interests together in implementing the legislation,
said Burnett, an attorney. …