Lower School STEM teacher uses 3D printer to help protect medical personnel against COVID-19

Julia LoRusso ’24 with one of the Montana Masks made by her and her mom Lower School STEM Teacher Shannon LoRusso.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to expand globally, the supply chain for masks and face shields continues to be stressed. Lower School STEM Teacher Shannon LoRusso quickly found a way to help by using a 3D printer to print Montana Masks and Face Shields for hospital use. Before Admiral Farragut Academy closed, she took the 3D printer from the Lower School STEM Lab home and the school provided her materials such as the computer and numerous rolls of PLA filament.

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Teacher raises money and swims for Navy Seal Foundation

On January 12, 2020, Admiral Farragut Academy lower school teacher and avid swimmer, Maren Lynch, swam 3.1 miles across the Tampa Bay for the Tampa Bay Frogman swim “Never Leave a Man Behind” charity event benefiting the Navy Seal Foundation. This is the second time she has participated and she earned 7th in the female finishers. Read more

Science teacher wins FAWQC grant to fund the redesign of current tidal pond biome system

Mrs. Sari Deitche, who has been teaching at Admiral Farragut Academy since 2002, has earned the Florida Association for Water Quality Control (FAWQC) E2 Fund grant for the eleventh year in a row. Mrs. Deitche received her check of $971.38 in front of students on Monday, December 9th. Read more

Three Farragut teachers earned the Barrett Foundation Mathematics and Science Teacher Award

Pictured left to right: Sari Deitche, Jenn Barrett, Brian Barrett, Carolyn VanArsdale, Rebecca Blake, Tom McGlinn

Each year, our teachers have the opportunity to enter a contest to win the Barrett Family Foundation Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teacher Award which is a $10,000 tax-free cash gift. The winners are selected based on recommendation letters from the school head, a colleague, a student, their resume and personal letter, and a 3-5 minute video. Read more

Science teacher cage dives with great white sharks

Rebecca Blake checked off a bucket list item when she joined them in their natural habitat

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JJ Buggle recognized as Ambassador of the Year by the Treasure Island and Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce

President of the Treasure Island and Madeira Beach Chamber, Joe Dise, and JJ Buggle.

This year, JJ Buggle, Admiral Farragut Academy Director of Community Outreach, has been diligently connecting with the community and actively engaging with organizations including the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber, and the Seminole Chamber of Commerce to share about the amazing things happening at Admiral Farragut Academy.

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Science Teacher Mrs. Deitche awarded FAWQC’s E2 grant for 10th year in a row

On December 11, 2018, the head of Farragut’s science department and biology teacher Sari Deitche was given a $995 Environmental Education grant by the Florida Association for Water Quality Control (FAWQC). This is the tenth year in a row that Mrs. Deitche has been awarded this grant.

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Three Farragut teachers awarded $10,000 Barrett Foundation Award

During the 2018-19 school year, three of our Upper School teachers, Jessica Kolodetsky, Josh Moore, and Tonya Singleton, were chosen to receive The Barrett Family Foundation Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teacher Award. Read more

Success Is Never Accidental: An Interview with Athletic Director Linda Derk

Head Softball Coach Linda Derk has been with Admiral Farragut Academy since 2009. This school year, she has stepped into the shoes of Athletic Director, a role for which she is well suited, due to both her long history in sports and to her life philosophy, which compliments the school’s slogan, “Success Is Never Accidental”.

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Development and Alumni Office announces two new hires

Admiral Farragut Academy would like to announce the addition of Tony Sloan and Victoria Raymer to our Development and Alumni Department. Read more