Employee Recognition

  • The Purpose of the Program

    Teacher and Support Employee of the Year Celebration LogoThe purpose of the "Teacher and Support Employee of the Year" program is to recognize outstanding teaching and outstanding support service in Charlotte County Public Schools. The Charlotte Local Education Foundation holds an annual celebration to celebrate and recognize these outstanding individuals.

Andrea Green, 2020 Teacher of the Year

  • Andrea Green Photo

    Congratulation to Andrea Green from Lemon Bay High School, for being named Charlotte County Public Schools Teacher of the Year for 2020.

     

     

    2020 Teachers of Distinction

    • Michelle Jensen from Sallie Jones Elementary
    • Jodi Richards from Lemon Bay High
    • Michelle Simonik from Sallie Jones Elementary
    • Erin Taylor from Peace River Elementary

Past Years of Exceptional Educators

Name Year Award
Barbara Taylor 1984 Teacher of the Year
Dr. Donna Widmeyer 1987 Teacher of the Year
Bill Massolio 1990 Teacher of the Year
Bob Johnson 1992 Teacher of the Year
Jan McGregor 1993 Teacher of the Year
Ruth White 1994 Teacher of the Year
Cynthia Kautz 1995 Teacher of the Year
Bob Davis 1997 Teacher of the Year
Wendy Graham 1998 Teacher of the Year
Christine Broyles 1999 Teacher of the Year
Gale Tidwell 2000 Teacher of the Year
Debra Moore 2001 Teacher of the Year
Carol Leonard 2002 Teacher of the Year
JoAnn Winkler 2003 Teacher of the Year
Eric Bishop 2004 Teacher of the Year
Frank Lock 2005 Teacher of the Year
Karrie Wikman 2006 Teacher of the Year
Sally Lutz 2007 Teacher of the Year
Bob Johnson 2008 Teacher of the Year
Adrienne McElroy 2009 Teacher of the Year
Judy Lynch Haynes 2010 Teacher of the Year
Jeanne Marquez 2011 Teacher of the Year
Melissa White 2012 Teacher of the Year
Maureen Cerbone 2013 Teacher of the Year
Michelle Kasanofsky 2014 Teacher of the Year
Sharon Bruno 2015 Teacher of the Year
Tim Ostrow 2016 Teacher of the Year
Jenny James 2017 Teacher of the Year
Keli Sare 2018 Teacher of the Year
Lynn Mongiardini 2019 Teacher of the Year

Christy Buzzell, 2019 Support Employee of the Year

  • Christy Buzzell Photo Congratulations to Christy Buzzell from Sallie Jones Elementary, for being named Charlotte County Public Schools Support Employee of the Year for 2019.

     

    2019 Support Employees of Distinction

    • Andrew Mitchell from Transportation
    • Helen Phillips from Food Service
    • Donita Torres from Punta Gorda Middle
    • Tammy Welch from Baker Center

Past Years of Excellent Support Staff

Name Year Award
Sue Peyton 1991 Support Employee of the Year
Mary Rousseau 1994 Support Employee of the Year
Millie Rochester 1995 Support Employee of the Year
Judith Brabbs 1996 Support Employee of the Year
Mary Cox 1997 Support Employee of the Year
Peggy Holland 1999 Support Employee of the Year
Dorothy Ott 2000 Support Employee of the Year
Bill Spelman 2002 Support Employee of the Year
Joy Hause 2003 Support Employee of the Year
Joyce Welsh 2004 Support Employee of the Year
Jill Mead 2005 Support Employee of the Year
Ann Chestnut 2006 Support Employee of the Year
Margaret Shier 2007 Support Employee of the Year
Hope Schmidt 2008 Support Employee of the Year
Jennifery Kyle 2009 Support Employee of the Year
Philip James 2010 Support Employee of the Year
Mary Ellen Meek 2011 Support Employee of the Year
Vicky Tuttle 2012 Support Employee of the Year
Lola Casey 2013 Support Employee of the Year
Barbara Deubel 2014 Support Employee of the Year
Debbie Hemphill 2015 Support Employee of the Year
Linda Tucker 2016 Support Employee of the Year
Zelda Smith 2017 Support Employee of the Year
Lisa Fleeman 2018 Support Employee of the Year

Special Thanks to the Following Public Education Supporters

Name Support Level
Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC Diamond
CenturyLink Platinum
Murdock Baptist Church Gold
Suncoast Credit Union Gold
Publix Super Markets Charities Silver
Florida Power & Light Company Silver
B&I Contractors, Inc. Silver
Balfour Beatty Construction LLC Silver
Owen-Ames-Kimball Company Silver
Ajax Building Corporation Bronze
Byrski Estate & Elder Law Bronze
Charlotte Behavioral Health Care Bronze
Farr Law Firm Bronze
Garnette Scholl Bronze
Fawcett Memorial Hospital Bronze
Palm Auto Mall Bronze
The Lovett Family/McDonald's Bronze
Florida Southwestern State College Bronze
Patricia A. Scott, DDS, Oral Surgery Bronze
Betty Gissendanner Bronze
Panther Hollow Dental Lodge Bronze
James S. Amontree, MD Bronze
DMK Associates, Inc. Copper
Dees & Dees, CPA's, P.A. Copper
BB&T Bank Copper
Charlotte State Bank & Trust Copper
Guy & Annette Emerich Copper
Kiwanis Club of Punta Gorda Quartz
Banks Engineering Quartz
Peninsula Property Quartz
Peace River Distributing Inc Quartz
Buffalo Graffix Quartz
Ashley, Brown & Company, CPAs Quartz
Robert Pietrasanta Quartz
Blue Bell Creameries Other/In-Kind Sponsors
Judy Lynch Photography Other/In-Kind Sponsors
Progressive Health Plex Other/In-Kind Sponsors