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BCPS 2015 School-Related/District Employee of the Year Finalists Announced

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Congratulations to the six finalists for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) 2015 School-Related/District Employee of the Year. This award recognizes outstanding education support personnel for the significant contributions they make to Broward County schools and students. The winner will be announced at the annual Caliber Awards recognizing Broward’s outstanding employees on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.
2015 School-Related/District Employee of the Year Finalists:
Jacquelyn Augustine, Clerk Specialist, IV, Food and Nutrition Services
“Ms. Augustine has been serving the children of Broward County Public Schools for the last 28 years,” said Mary Mulder, director of Food and Nutrition Services. “She works tirelessly to support the objectives of the department, going above and beyond to assure the needs of managers and support staff are met.”
Dolores Elmore, Educational Support Personnel, Davie Elementary School
“For the last 26 years, Mrs. Elmore has been a reliable and resourceful employee who continually works to improve herself professionally and personally each and every day,” said Davie Elementary School Assistant Principal Monica Schlosser. “She demonstrates a true desire to work with children both in and out of school.”
Kenyatta Medlock, General Clerk II, Whiddon-Rogers Education Center
Professional, knowledgeable, punctual, organized and positive are the words used by David Watkins, director, Equity & Academic Attainment and former principal of Whiddon-Rogers Education Center, to describe Kenyatta Medlock. “She is a true leader among our staff,” said Watkins.
Jeana Louis, Office Manager, Lauderdale Lakes Middle School
“Ms. Louis’ ability to pay attention to detail, look beyond her role and responsibility to meet a goal, and visualize how one person’s efforts could uplift an entire community, is priceless,” said Lauderdale Lakes Middle School Principal James Griffin. “Her effectiveness is truly amazing.”
Deborah Moore, Library Media Clerk, Nova Eisenhower Elementary School
“Ms. Moore is a visionary media clerk who has the best interest of children at heart,” said Nova Eisenhower Elementary School Principal Carol Lesser. “Thanks to Ms. Moore, our media center is a warm and caring environment where teachers, children and parents visit frequently.”
Debra Stainton, Office Manager/Confidential, Coral Springs High School
Debra Stainton began her service at Coral Springs High School in 2003 as a daily volunteer in the front office. “Ms. Stainton effectively resolves many issues before they become problems with her exemplary leadership skills. Her dedication is incredible,” said Coral Springs High School Principal Susan Leon-Leigh. “She is a role model for our students and is respected by her colleagues.”
The Caliber Awards program recognizes the exceptional leadership, hard work and dedication of Broward’s outstanding teachers, principals, assistant principals and school-related/District employees. For additional information, visit browardschools.com/caliberawards.
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