Thursday, January 24, 2013
A Patch slice-of-life video captures the moment a local high school teacher learns she is one of seven finalists for the Hillsborough County Teacher of the Year award.
Here's how Spoto teacher Cassandra Mattison reacted to the "surprise patrol" announcment that she was a Teacher of the Year award finalist in the Hillsborough County School District.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The principal of Spoto High School said it was an honor to witness Cassandra Mattison receive recognition as a 2013 Hillsborough County Teacher of the Year finalist. He first met her as a student at King High School.
Spoto High School Principal Phil Carr said it was an honor to be part of the Jan. 18 “surprise patrol” that announced to teacher Cassandra Mattison her selection as a finalist for consideration of this year’s Teacher of the Year award for Hillsborough County. “I was the assistant principal for student affairs when she was a student at King High School,” Carr said. “She was a gifted student then and she’s a gifted teacher now and the award is well-deserved.” Moments later, Carr was on his way, with representatives from the surprise patrol, to Mattison’s classroom, where students sat in anticipation of the start of their semester exam. “This is one of the joys of my job, to do this,” Mattison said. In the classroom, the patrol waited, with…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The Brandon Ballet, founded by Alice Holden Bock, announces its spring production of "Cinderella" and a three-week summer intensive program for serious ballet students.
The Brandon Ballet returns to the stage with "Cinderella," a full-length, classical ballet scored by Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev and billed as a "comical, yet grand and beautiful ballet sure to entertain and inspire your entire family." Founded by Alice Holden Bock, the Brandon Ballet is in residence at the Dance Center in Brandon, at 161 East Bloomingdale Ave. The venue for the ballet is Spoto High School in Riverview, at 8538 Eagle Palm Drive, with curtain set for April 21 at 7:30 p.m. “Cinderella,” as expectd, tells the tale of a charming princess who, while locked away in her evil stepmother's lair, dreams of finding her Prince Charming. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $15 for children up to age 18 and $20 for seniors ages 55 and …