Jane Wiley and Luke Barner – Edgewater HS, Orlando

Jane Wiley has been an active servant in her community for several years. As a member of Teens United Florida Chapter, she organizes and leads various volunteering activities throughout the Orlando community twice a month.

These activities include delivering up to 250 pre-packed lunches and hygiene bags to the homeless, organizing and operating drive-thru food drives, and maintaining and facilitating communication among members. Jane has also been a volunteer at the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando since December 2019, where she organizes, hosts, and manages pet supply drives to accumulate donations for the Pet Alliance.

Jane collects pet supplies such as food, collars, etc. and delivers them to the organization. Since February 2020, Jane has also volunteered her time at Second Harvest Food Bank. Here, she examines, sorts, and organizes food donations to be distributed to those in need throughout the Orlando community. Jane has made community service a part of who she is. The various organizations and social issues that she helps to address display her caring spirit and well-roundedness.

Luke Barner has served as a Capernaum Volunteer since 2018. Capernaum volunteers give young people with disabilities the chance to have fun, make friends, develop self-esteem. Luke has befriended many teens with developmental disabilities and helped them make it through the pandemic.

As a Capernaum Volunteer, Luke has been a Mentor, Camp Counselor and Group Leader. He not only works as a “buddy” but also collaboratively plans and facilitates group events for Capernaum. He aids students in academic tutoring and social development. He was the first high school Group Leader since 2020. Overall, Luke is just a fantastic student and always willing to lend a hand to those around him!

About Jim Warford

Jim Warford is the author of, The Chemistry of Culture: Strategies You Can Use to Create a Culture of Learning. For 15 years Jim Warford was Senior Advisor and Keynote Speaker for the International Center for Leadership in Education. Jim is an author, speaker, Leadership and Instructional Coach. He was named in March 2003 as Florida’s first Chancellor of K12 Public Schools. He stepped down in September, 2005 to become Executive Director of the Florida Association of School Administrators, representing over 10,000 Florida school leaders. As a Senior Advisor for the International Center for Leadership in Education, he works with states, districts and schools to provide coaching and executive training and support to school leaders and their staffs. As Florida’s Chancellor, he led the creation and state-wide implementation of Florida’s Continuous Improvement Model, FCIM, which resulted in that state’s dramatic gains in student achievement and an 80% reduction in the number low-performing schools. FCIM remains Florida’s required intervention for all low-performing schools. As Superintendent of the Marion County, Florida Public Schools, he first implemented the Continuous Improvement Model district-wide. As a result, school grades went from three “F”, eight “D” and only one “A” school in 1999 to twenty “A”, 16 “B” and no “F” schools in 2003. Under his leadership the high school dropout rate was cut in half. He taught applied technology courses at the high school level for 17 years and created a Computer Graphics/Video Production program that won many national and state awards. He was named Vanguard High School Teacher of the Year three separate times.
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