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BCPS Recognizes Best of the Best at Caliber Awards

Monday, April 28, 2014
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will salute and celebrate the best of the best at this year’s Caliber Awards on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Presenting sponsor of the Caliber Awards event is BrightStar Credit Union.
The Caliber Awards program recognizes the exceptional leadership, hard work and dedication of Broward’s outstanding teachers, principals, assistant principals and school-related employees, and honors the best of the best in their class. The Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year, Assistant Principal of the Year will be announced during the ceremony.
Following are this year’s Caliber Awards finalists:
Teacher of the Year Finalists:
Sheryl Arriola, Westglades Middle School
Christopher Crossman, Seagull Alternative School
Brenda Farkas, Glades Middle School
Star Rosario, Silver Shores Elementary School
Dr. Daniel Shapiro, Bennett Elementary
Dr. Andrew Shipe, Pompano Beach High School
Principal of the Year Finalists:
Marc Charpentier, Sunset Lakes Elementary School
Brian Faso, Miramar High School
Richard Garrick, Lauderhill Paul Turner Elementary School
Camille Pontillo, Coral Park Elementary School

Assistant Principal of Year Finalists:
William DeKlavon, Seminole Middle School
Dr. Daryl Diamond, Sheridan Technical Center
Linda Humphrey, Boyd H. Anderson High School
Gina Montagnino, Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED
School-Related Employee of the Year Finalists:
Sheryl Garfield, BRACE Advisor, Coconut Creek High School
Christopher Gates, Micro-Computer Technical Specialist, Broward Virtual School
Mary Harris, Office Manager/Confidential Secretary, Sheridan Hills Elementary School
Anthony Haynes, Micro-Computer Technical Specialist, Attucks Middle School
Rebecca Kisch, Educational Support Professional, Wilton Manors Elementary School
Lorie Spencer, Program Coordinator, Meal Benefits, Food & Nutrition Services Department
The Caliber Awards event will be streamed live via BECON-TV on the District’s website (browardschools.com) and may be viewed on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android devices. For additional information, visit http://www.browardschools.com/Web/info/caliber-awards/2014/Caliber-Awards.


Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States, the second largest in the state of Florida and the largest fully accredited K-12 and adult school district in the nation. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 229 schools and education centers and 94 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 130 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit (browardschools.com), follow us on Twitter (@Browardschools) and like us on Facebook @ (facebook.com/browardschools).