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David C. Anchin Center to host ‘5K for K-12’ event for educators in March 2022

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The University of South Florida’s David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching will host its inaugural marathon, the 5K for K-12, on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

The event will serve as a fundraising opportunity to support the Anchin Center’s professional development activities. Each year, the Anchin Center welcomes thousands of educators and school leaders from across the state of Florida to participate in innovative trainings and professional development opportunities to strengthen their work in K-12 schools.

The event will take place on USF’s Tampa campus and is expected to draw more than 2,000 Tampa Bay area teachers, students, community members and education advocates who will participate as runners, volunteers and advocates in support of K-12 schools and the teaching profession.

The Anchin Center’s mission is to work with K-12 teachers toward restructuring schools in ways that improve the quality of education, and to restructure the teaching profession in ways that enhance schools’ ability to attract and retain able teachers.

“One of our foremost initiatives is to provide quality professional development to teachers across the state, such as opportunities to explore cutting edge best practices in literacy, STEM, online teaching, and equity,” said Dana Thompson Dorsey, PhD, endowed chair of educational innovation and director of the Anchin Center. “We are excited to host this event in support of teachers across the state of Florida and to celebrate the talented professionals who serve in our schools each day.”

Registration for the event is now open and can be accessed through the event’s website. For more information and to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Caryn Preston at

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As the home for more than 2,200 students and 130 faculty members across three campuses, the University of South Florida College of Education offers state-of-the-art teacher training and collegial graduate studies designed to empower educational leaders. Our college is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and our educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.