Meet an FLVS Academic Integrity Manager

We are celebrating the 2016-17 school year with a blog series featuring FLVS faculty and staff. Meet the creative and dedicated individuals who make every day a great day at FLVS!

5q-academic-integrityDo you know what the word “integrity” means? It means to be honest and to have honor.

At FLVS, integrity means everything. We instill the importance of academic integrity throughout a student’s time in our courses. Students and parents review our academic integrity policy upon registering for courses, teachers talk about integrity with families in the Welcome Call, and students are reminded of being honorable with most every point of contact during the course.

The position of FLVS Academic Integrity (AI) Manager is one immersed in the search for truth and the tenacity for teaching integrity to students in a meaningful manner.

Here’s the job description for an AI Manager at FLVS:

The Academic Integrity Manager manages the Academic Integrity program at FLVS. The Academic Integrity Manager communicates academic integrity policies and procedures to be implemented by FLVS instructional staff.

When Anna Worden, 13-year veteran of FLVS, accepted the position of Academic Integrity Manager in 2015, she understood the role as she had been a seasoned FLVS professional.

Working closely with the Instructional teams, she champions the academic integrity programs and policies to prevent integrity issues (aka cheating) across all content areas. Adept in research and technology part of her team’s responsibility is to monitor social media/internet for any integrity issues.

wordenIt is my honor to introduce you to Anna Worden.

What brought you into the field of education?

I hated science in high school and thought I was terrible at it. Later on, I had the most amazing biology teacher at a community college in Colorado. I realized I loved biology and I decided to become a biology teacher with the hopes of instilling that love of biology in students.

How long have you worked at FLVS and what roles have you held?

I have worked at FLVS since May 2003. I have been a biology teacher, mentor, cross-team manager, instructional leader, data analyst, franchise manager, enrollment manager, and academic integrity manager.

Who inspires you?

My daughters (currently ages 12 and 14) inspire me every day.

What are the best three things you think you’ve done since you’ve become the Academic Integrity Manager with Florida Virtual School?

We have updated our academic integrity matrix to help students understand the importance of submitting their own work and added pieces to make it a learning process for the student.

I have had the pleasure of building an amazing team of fabulous educators who want the best for kids.

Finally, I have watched a student make a very bad decision, own her mistake, and go on to make it all right and walk across the stage for graduation on time.

How do you like to relax after a long day of supporting students and teachers?

Raising two girls, there’s not a lot of time to relax, but when dinner, homework, and chauffeuring are done, I enjoy medical reality shows.

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Dr. Jeanne GiardinoDr. Jeanne Giardino, FLVS instructor, has a true passion for all things literacy. She enjoys the collaborative process in promoting reading in all aspects of virtual education. Having held a variety of positions with FLVS since 2006, she brings a global perspective to her current position. After 20 years in the field of education, she maintains a wealth of literacy knowledge and enthusiasm for student success.

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