Chalkboard Champions

Past Winners

  Chalkboard Champion: Ms. Heather Camarda

Our Chalkboard Champion for February in Manatee County is Ms. Heather Camarda.

Chalkboard Champion: Mr. Robert Craig

Our Sarasota County Chalkboard Champion for February is Mr. Robert Craig.

Meet Chalkboard Champion Mrs. Katherine Choate!

Mrs. Katherine Choate is this month's Manatee County Chalkboard Champion!

January Chalkboard Champion for Sarasota County: Mr. Case from Venice High

The Venice High School teacher making a difficult subject easy to understand, by connecting what he teaches in the classroom to real life so his students quickly catch on.

December Chalkboard Champion for Manatee County: Mrs. Eskildsen from Manatee High

We head to Bradenton for December’s Manatee County Chalkboard Champion. ABC7′s Jacqueline Matter takes us to Manatee High School to meet orchestra director, Emily Eskildsen.

December Chalkboard Champion for Sarasota County: Capt. Goodman from Sarasota Military Academy

December Chalkboard Champion of the month for Sarasota County

November Chalkboard Champion for Manatee County: Mrs. Galletta from Electa Lee Middle

We head to Bradenton for November’s Manatee County Chalkboard Champion. ABC7′s Jacqueline Matter takes us to Electa Lee Middle School to meet Theater Director Starloe Galletta.

November Chalkboard Champion for Sarasota County: Mrs. Conley from Atwater Elementary

We head to North Port for November’s Sarasota County Chalkboard Champion. ABC 7′s Jacqueline Matter takes us to Atwater Elementary to meet first grade teacher Kayla Conley.

October Chalkboard Champion for Manatee County: Mrs. McMahon from Rowlett Academy

BRADENTON, FL (WWSB) - ABC7 is teaming up with Gettel Automotive to celebrate teachers in our community – we’re calling them the Chalkboard Champions.

Local News

  Warm weekend ahead with slightly cooler weather moving in on Monday

The warm weather will continue on Saturday with highs in the mid 80s inland and right around 80 near the coast.

Protestors show their support for Govinda Howell following alleged excessive force by Sarasota Police

Protestors tonight showing their support for Govinda Howell, the 40-year-old man with mental disabilities who some witnesses say was the victim of police brutality during a traffic stop in Newtown on Sunday as shown on video.

VIDEO: Convicted felon runs across I-75 while fleeing deputies

Deputies are surrounding the scene of a smashed up car North Cattlemen Road in Sarasota County and are allegedly in search of the driver who was in the car.

City of Sarasota does right by homeowner who paid for sewer services and never received them

She didn’t learn that there was an issue until last September, when her septic system acted up.

Rally being held for Govinda Howell following an incident where witnesses say police used excessive force

Many are rallying around Govinda Howell following a video that has outraged so many people, especially in the Newtown area.

SHOCKING VIDEO: Gunman brazenly opens fire outside of Sarasota market in middle of the afternoon

It happened Tuesday afternoon around 1:30pm outside of King's Meat on the 1800 block of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way.

Community

All Faiths Food Bank kicks off annual new walk to end summer hunger

The All Faiths Food Bank will kick off the Campaign Against Summer Hunger with a walk across the Ringling Bridge.

New housing community announces it’s the newest addition to East Clark Road

New housing community announces it’s the newest addition to East Clark Road

Sanitary sewer services smoking test scheduled for Venice

The City of Venice will be having a contractor performing smoke testing on the sanitary sewer services in some areas of the island of Venice from Feb. 25-March 1.

Funding is the Next Hurdle Venice City Council Faces with Future Police Station

They have a $1.6 million difference between the anticipated cost of the new police station building and funds set aside for it.

Early voting dates released for Longboat Key and Holiday Park elections

The early voting is released for Longboat Key and Holiday elections by the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner.

Residents pushing for safer roads following deadly motorcycle accident near dangerous curve

Residents on Siesta Key pushing to make road safer at dangerous curve.