The smell coming from Wanda Carrington’s kitchen at West Broward High School is divine and the menu is sinfully delicious, because it’s a special day for her culinary arts students.
"They are for a special event for the teachers and they are making items for breakfast and desserts. I had students who stayed with me Friday evening till about 8 pm working on this event. So I have dedicated students who really enjoy what they are doing, " said Culinary Arts instructor Wanda Carrington.
From production to presentation these students do it all. They choose the menu, shop for ingredients, cook, plate, serve and yes, even clean. And they’re learning valuable skills for inside and outside the kitchen.
"They are learning skills, good work ethic, how to get to where they are supposed to be on time. They are learning skills that they will be able to cook meals at home, for themselves and their parents," says Carrington.
These students are having a great time preparing the principal's sweet treat. And it’s all because their teacher satisfies their cravings for culinary knowledge.
"Ms. Carrington is a great teacher because she cares about her students and she makes us want to learn and we all come in bright and early just to work with her, she's just amazing," said Courtney Deneau, senior at West Broward High School.
Ms Carrington’s teaching expertise translates into very high marks for her students on their industry certification exams.
" She had a 13% rate when she showed up she's gone up to nothing less than 88% each year since then. With her graduation rate. her program specifically being certified on Serve Safe which is the industry standard where the students are able to work in the program," says Wendy Mola. Assistant Principal.
"As a first year principal here at West Broward High School, I get the unique pleasure of going in and observing not only Ms. Carrington but how she interacts with the students. So I'm very proud of these students, from 1st level all the way up to the highest level certification," says Brad Fatout, Principal.
So give it up for Wanda Carrington, whose really got thing’s cooking. She’s week’s super teacher and the recipient of two passes to Universal Orlando Resort.
(Prizes provided by Universal Orlando Resort™)