alvin davis_web.jpgMIRAMAR — Each year is an exciting new adventure in Alvin Davis’ classroom at Miramar High School.  As a music educator for the past 10 years, he believes that it is not enough to just teach music; he also reinforces the skills learned in other classes.

Davis’ objective is to develop an award-winning, academic-focused music program on the cutting edge of creativity and band pageantry.
Davis became an award winner himself Wednesday when he was named Broward Teacher of the Year at a gala event held at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.
Each year, individual schools in the Broward County Schools district select their Teachers of the Year. The honorees are entered into the Broward County Public Schools Teacher of the Year program.  The top six are interviewed by a district-based committee comprising past Teachers of the Year, district administrators, union representatives, parent leaders and community members. They selects Broward’s top teacher.

Davis’ students will tell you he focuses on three areas: academics, discipline and musicality. Thanks to his support, for the past three years every student who was a regular participating member of the Band Program  at Miramar High, 3601 SW 89th Ave., Miramar, has been accepted to a post-secondary education institution or program.

The other finalists are Frederica Carter, Hallandale High; Beth Goldman, J.P. Taravella High; Marc Horowitz, Indian Trace Elementary; Lazslo Nagy, Western High; and Julia Perlowski, Pompano Beach High.

Pictured: Alvin Davis