King’s Academy Teacher Receives Ralph M. Williams, Jr. Memorial Award

drantin(West Palm Beach, FL) – The King’s Academy high school teacher Mrs. Deborah Rantin received JCI Florida’s Congress of Outstanding Young Floridian Award.

The Ralph M. Williams, Jr Memorial Award is given to a young teacher between the ages of 18 -40 who has made the greatest contribution to the teaching profession and is the most effective classroom teacher in the state of Florida.

Rantin, who teaches 12th grade Economics and is the Accreditation Coordinator, is working to finish her Education Doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Nova Southeastern University. Prior to joining The King’s Academy faculty, she was a k-8 Principal at the age of 26. Rantin also has coached at all levels of girls’ volleyball, with the resume of four district titles, three regional titles, and three consecutive FHSAA State Final Four Appearances. She volunteers and fundraises with organizations on the side.

“I’m very happy to be nominated, and shocked to even be a recipient,” said Rantin. “I just love what I do.”

The King’s Academy is a nationally recognized private Christian school serving approximately 1,200 students from preschool through twelfth grade and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International, and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The King’s Academy serves students and their families across Palm Beach and Hendry Counties at its main campus at Belvedere Road and Sansbury’s Way in West Palm Beach, its Clewiston campus on Caribbean Avenue, and its satellite preschool campuses in Greenacres, Palm Beach Gardens, and Royal Palm Beach. More information about The King’s Academy is available online at