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February 23, 2022 | Press Releases

Rep. Steube Recognizes DeSoto County Local Tara Chaney as February’s FL-17 MVP

ARCADIA, Fla. — Today, U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) recognized DeSoto County Local Mrs. Tara Chaney as February’s FL-17 MVP.

“It is clear Mrs. Tara Chaney has made a lasting impact on our community and in the lives of many children in DeSoto County,” said Congressman Steube.“Mrs. Chaney is always willing to go the extra mile for her school, and more importantly, for her students and community. She instructs DeSoto County’s children with acceptance and grace while remaining current with the latest instructional strategies.”

Mrs. Chaney was recently recognized as DeSoto County Teacher of the Year. Her teaching career in DeSoto County began in 2017 when she started as a substitute teacher. Mrs. Chaney later became a third-grade interim substitute teacher at Memorial Elementary and was later hired as a full-time teacher. In 2019, she began teaching at West Elementary and is now a second-grade teacher.

Mrs. Chaney is a graduate of DeSoto High School and Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Rep. Steube presented Mrs. Chaney with a certificate and flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in her honor.

Each month, Rep. Steube and his team recognize an MVP from the 17th Congressional District who has made outstanding and unique contributions to the community. The purpose of this award is to recognize the unsung heroes across the District as they display extraordinary dedication to making a difference. MVPs are presented with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol to thank them for their work and are publicly recognized in Rep. Steube’s weekly newsletter.

To submit deserving nominees, constituents are encouraged to visit Steube.House.Gov/FL17MVP.