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                                                         sChool News

      Education Foundation Of

      Martin County To Host
      Teacher Of The Year Awards


         Each year, the Education Foundation of Martin County
      honors the area’s top teachers with its annual Teacher of
      the Year Awards Celebration. Presented by Audi Stuart,
      Infiniti Stuart and Alfa Romeo Stuart, more than 750 people
      are expected to attend this year’s invitation-only event in
      November. The winning teachers in three categories –
      elementary, middle and high school – will be announced that
      evening. Of those three winners, one of them is named the
      top Teacher of the Year and will go on to represent Martin
      County in the state competition to become the Florida
      Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year.
         In addition to the teacher awards, one school is
      selected as the Spirit Award Winner, sponsored by Live
      Hearty. The competition is usually stiff, as the schools’
      staff utilize their creativity to produce themes that involve
      costumes, music and more, which is all part of the event
      fun. Additional award sponsors are Keiser University,
      Publix  Super  Markets  Charities  and  MIDFLORIDA
      Credit Union.
         There are 24 nominees this year, as follows:
         Crista Johnson, Bessey Creek Elementary School
         Wendy Duncan, Citrus Grove Elementary School
         Joshua Perry, Crystal Lake Elementary School
         John Fey, Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School
         Jessica Kujawa, Felix A. Williams Elementary School
         Christina Davis, Hidden Oaks Middle School
         Krista Brown, Hobe Sound Elementary School         Michele Waddill, Murray Middle School             “Part of our mission is to give back to the community,
         Katarina Brault, Hope Center for Autism            Monty Cancilla, Palm City Elementary School    which has allowed us our successes,” said Carlson. “We
         June Parrilli, Indiantown Middle School            Kasey Cadieux, Pinewood Elementary School      believe teachers are the architect of our future and we
         Terrence Powell, J.D. Parker School of Science, Math      Brittany Queen, Port Salerno Elementary School  recognize the tireless dedication, unwavering passion,
         and Tech                                           Renee Goebel, Riverbend Academy                and countless hours the educators invest in nurturing and
         Jordan Hauck, Jensen Beach Elementary School       Elissa Derby, SeaWind Elementary School        growing young minds. It is our hope, that through our
         Mike Thurman, Jensen Beach High School             Kyle Gorton, South Fork High School            sponsorship, we are making a meaningful impact on the
         Susan Sawczak, Martin County High School           Leigh Townley, Stuart Middle School            lives of those who dedicate themselves selflessly in this
                                                            Joy Kastanias, Treasure Coast Classical Academy  noblest of professions.”
                                                            Gloria Quintero, Warfield Elementary School       The Education Foundation of Martin County is the
                                                            Janine Mulberry, Willoughby Learning Center    Martin County School District’s strategic nonprofit partner
                                                            The public is encouraged to participate by voting   with the mission of enriching and enhancing educational
        Captain’s was established in 1980 servicing      online at and sharing   opportunities and support for students and teachers in
        Palm Beach County and is a privately             how one of the nominees makes a positive difference at   Martin County’s public  schools. As an independent
        owned and managed company.                       school or in the community.                       group, the foundation promotes this effort by raising and
        Captain’s is committed to providing                 Audi Stuart, Infiniti Stuart and Alfa Romeo Stuart,   distributing private and corporate funds through several
        dependable, reliable and professional            part of the Murgado Automotive Group, Inc., has been   established  programs,  including  classroom  enrichment
        ground transportation to and from all
        South Florida Airports and Seaports.  PBCVH212   sponsoring the Martin County Teacher of the Year event   grants, mentoring programs, professional development
           To reserve your vehicle:                      for 10 years and is the presenting sponsor. Devin Carlson,   for teachers, special initiatives, scholarships and programs
       561-798-2180 or 800-634-7890  its partner and general manager, said it has been an honor   to recognize outstanding teaching. For more information,
                                                         to provide ongoing support.                       please visit
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