Tamarac Teacher and Cancer Survivor Surprises Students with Supplies

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Jennifer Passino (fourth from the right) delivers supplies to her students, along with her colleagues.

By: Sharon Aron Baron

A Tamarac Elementary pre-K teacher who is battling cancer selflessly celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week by delivering supplies to her quarantined students on Tuesday.

Jennifer Passino, who resides in Tamarac, recently completed her final round of chemotherapy.  She led a festive car caravan, surprising students with much-needed supplies thanks to a Broward Education Foundation and Office Depot COVID-19 Virtual Learning Teacher Supply Drive grant.

Instead of utilizing the funds to purchase remote-learning tools for her virtual classroom, this generous Broward County Public Schools teacher, as well as her colleagues, took the time to help her special students during this challenging time.

Now, when she teaches a virtual class, the children will have all the essential supplies to create interactive craft projects together.

Although she is immunocompromised, Jennifer isn’t worried about making deliveries.

“Not at all,” she said. “I will wear a mask and can’t wait to see all my kiddo’s faces.”

To contribute, visit teachersupplydrive.com.


Jennifer Passino (L) with Emily Catron and Andrada Brebu.

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Jennifer Passino delivering supplies.

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