Finalists Named For Osceola School District's "Teacher of the Year" and School-Related Employee of the Year"
Finalists Named For Osceola School District's "Teacher of the Year" and School-Related Employee of the Year"
Posted on 01/29/2016
This is the image for the news article titled Finalists Named For Osceola School District's "Teacher of the Year" and School-Related Employee of the Year"The field of nominees for both the Osceola School District's top employee awards -- "Teacher of the Year" and "School-Related Employee of the Year" -- has been narrowed down to the top ten finalists in each category.








The following educators have been named as the top ten finalists for Osceola School District's 2017 "Teacher of the Year" Award:
Debbie Bohannan - Digital Video Teacher at Zenith
Nanci Brillant - English/ELA Teacher at PATHS
Linda Buchanan - Intellectual Disabilities Teacher at Deerwood Elementary
Lydia Escobar - Language Arts/Reading for ESOL Teacher at Kissimmee Middle
Jessica Ewing - First Grade Teacher at St. Cloud Elementary
Teresa Haderle - AVID Elective Teacher/Coordinator at Poinciana High
Jeremy Huntington - Visual Arts Teacher at Osceola County School for the Arts
Amy Miller - Math/Science Coach at Kissimmee Elementary
Apryl Taylor - Social Studies and English Language Arts Teacher at Liberty High
Kaye Whaley - English Language Arts and Research Teacher at Neptune Middle


The following employees have been named as the top ten finalists for Osceola School District's 2016 "School-Related Employee of the Year" Award:
Dave Bodhoo - Computer Network Specialist in the Media and Instructional Technology Department
Gwen Gerue - Nurse, LPN at Student Services Department/Health Services
Connie L. Hawkins - Clerk Typist at Transportation (Simpson Road Facility)
Alberto "Tico" Justiniano - Head Custodian at Narcoossee Elementary
Dorothy Kraus - Executive Secretary at Pleasant Hill Elementary
Norangela Marrero - Data Entry at Central Avenue Elementary
Aleida Martinez - Testing Assistant at ALCO and Alternative Programs Department
Caroline Minshew - Clerk Typist in Facilities Department
Yurik Rodriguez - Budget Analyst in the Business and Fiscal Services Department
Lillian M Sifonte - Recruiter, Migrant Education in Special Programs Department


Judges selected the finalists based on their applications. Each finalist was surprised at their work location by Superintendent Melba Luciano to announce their finalist standing. The names of Osceola County's 2017 "Teacher of the Year" and Osceola County's 2016 "School-Related Employee of the Year" will be announced at a ceremony hosted by the Education Foundation - Osceola on March 4, 2016, at Osceola Heritage Park.

For a complete list of this year's school- and department-based nominees for:
Teacher of the Year- Click Here
School-Related Employee of the Year- Click Here
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