TOY / Dover Air Base Middle
Caesar Rodney
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... The district officially came into existence as State Consolidated District No. 1 on July 1, 1915 under the authority of a state consolidation law. Shortly thereafter residents of the area voted 52 to 1 to approve a $12,000 bond to supplement an $18,000 appropriation from the state for the construction of a new school building for grades one through twelve. Not long after that the school board adopted the name of Caesar Rodney for the district and school in honor of the Revolutionary War hero and statesman who had made his home near St. Jones Neck in the eastern part of the county....

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Teacher of the Year at Dover Air Base

Matthew Santee

With 17 years teaching experience, Matt Santee is a sixth and eighth grade social studies teacher at Dover Air Force Base in Dover. He received a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Education from Wesley College in Dover. “I am honored to be a part of a learning process that involves all teachers. I am a part of a network of people who have dedicated their lives to teaching. At Dover Air Base Middle School, we work as a “family” to ensure that all of our students needs are both met and exceeded. Each teacher and staff member is a link to meet student success. I am excited to witness the tremendous amount of growth and development that takes place during the three-year period the student spends at Dover Air Base Middle School. My biggest reward will be watching all of my students succeed at life and become a productive part of our society. ALL students can become successful learners.”