Tampa, Florida -- A history teacher from Jefferson High School was awarded Teacher of the Year Thursday evening at the Straz Center.
Students at Jefferson High School held a pep rally this morning to show their appreciation for Teacher of the Year, Patrick Boyko. Boyko is a Philadelphia native who moved to the Bay Area as a kid and graduated from USF.
He teaches a class on twentieth century wars and his students say the appreciate his innovative style. To make his class exciting, Boyko divides his classes into empires and uses a board-game like competition to make learning more fun and interesting.
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