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VALERIE SLOANE
Bezos Family Foundation Program Manager
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Introducing Scholar Speed Round with 2012 Educator Scholar Randa Flinn!

Introducing Scholar Speed Round!

The Scholar Spotlight is now Scholar Speed Round! Each month, you’ll catch up with a new student or educator Scholar and read their rapid-fire responses to ten semi-random questions. Sound fun? We think yes…probably... 😊  

This month, we hear from 2012 Educator Scholar Randa Flinn! Randa is the Magnet Coordinator at Northeast Highschool in sunny, hot Oakland Park, FL—but she sure misses teaching! You might remember her Lemelson-MIT project was invited to the White House, where Kiona Elliot (her Bezos Student Scholar) along with another teammate exhibited their bicycle-powered water filtration invention. Randa is also currently serving on Samsung Solve for Tomorrow's Teacher Advisory – and is proud to have hosted their STEAM Ideas Festival for 7 years, helping establish a culture of invention and kindness in her school. Randa’s greatest joy comes from her family, husband Doug, two daughters, Carly and Alli, and two precious grandchildren, JJ, age 2.5, and Claire, age 1.

Let’s see how Randa does in the Scholar Speed Round – and be sure to point towards FL and snap your fingers in applause if something she shares resonates with you!

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1. Favorite season: FALL (NOT Florida Fall, though!) 

2. Last show you binged: Schitt's Creek 

3. Favorite ice cream spot in the world: in Old Nice, France 

4. Next vacation spot: Park City, UT 

5. Hobby you picked or practiced more in 2020: Birding and birdwatching 

6. Favorite way to self-care/de-stress: YOGA 

7: What are you most curious about: EQUITY (also welding & virus genetics) 

8: Favorite book or author: Jedediah Jenkins, To Shake the Sleeping Self 

9. What was the first album you bought and loved? Through the Past, Darkly; Rolling Stones 

10. What are you most grateful for today? So much... God, health, family, humor, progress, friends & inspiring former students!

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Contributed by
VALERIE SLOANE
Bezos Family Foundation Program Manager
Categories
Educator Stories