Rosalie Reid Named MCSD School-Related Employee of the Year
On the Treasure Coast, Martin County is not only the smallest county (old Florida tag numbers had it listed as #42 with Indian River being #32, St. Lucie #24 and Palm Beach #6) but it also houses the smallest school district on the Treasure Coast. “Martin County’s school district is small, but mighty”, and has proven so time and time again (Read related articles below by Teresa Harry Myers, former Martin County School Teacher and product of Martin County’s Board of Public Instruction, below).
The Martin County School District is proud to announce that Rosalie Reid, an Associate Classroom Manager for the Head Start Program at the Salerno Learning Center, has been named the District’s “School-Related Employee of the Year.” This honor is bestowed annually upon an outstanding education support employee for making significant contributions to his or her school and to the District, and is presented by the Martin County Administrative and Supervisory Association (MCASA). The winner was announced at a celebration recognizing honorees at 23 schools in the District, as well as two recipients of scholarship awards. MCASA President Joan Gibbons emceed the event and presentations were also made by AFSCME President Lisa Edwards and Martin County Association of Retired Educators President Randy Enloe.
Mrs. Reid has been an employee with the District for the past 19 years. As an Associate Classroom Manager, she practices differentiated instruction, produces detailed lesson plans, and incorporates the multi-cultural backgrounds of her students into her lesson plans and into her classroom environment. She recently completed her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education to further herself professionally and to bring a superior level of instruction to her students.
Coordinator of Pre-K Programs Terri Marder describes Mrs. Reid as “creative, nurturing, patient, and positive. She’s amazing and really stands out.”
See attached list for more interesting information on the 2014 “School-Related Employee of the Year” nominees and awards.
Florida School-Related Employee of the Year nominee for Martin County
In her letter of recommendation for the state award, Superintendent Laurie Gaylord wrote, “Rosalie is a valued and respected member of the Head Start – Salerno Learning Center. Her greatest attributes are her dedication to student achievement, hard work, and her commitment as a strong educator.”
At the celebration, Superintendent Gaylord emphasized the importance of the District’s support staff in the lives of students.
“What they do impacts students every day. They make a difference. They are a part of our team...a team that every day prepares students for their future,” she said.
The Florida School-Related Employee of the Year program recognizes outstanding education support personnel for the significant contributions they make to their schools and district school systems. The program honors one state representative and four finalists. In accordance with Florida Statue section 1012.21(5), the bureau provides coordination and technical assistance in the nomination, selection, and recognition processes.
Nomination packets are sent to district superintendents at the beginning of each school year. Selection processes may differ by district. Only one nomination may be submitted by a district to the state and only the superintendent may make the nomination.
All non-certified, non-instructional educational support personnel who serve at the school or district level (such as teacher aides, library aides, bookkeepers, secretaries and clerks, bus drivers, food service staff, custodians, building maintenance workers, warehouse workers, mechanics, nurses, and office managers) may be nominated. Nominees may be full or part-time employees. Instructional and administrative personnel as defined in Section 1012.01(2) (a) – (d) and (3). Certified administrative staff and contract employees are not eligible.
PHOTO: Rosalie Reid and Superintendent Laurie Gaylord
REF: Martin County School District e-Newsletter, March 2014
It takes a village to raise and educate a child . . .so goes the Martin County School District
In addition to teachers and administrators, it takes a village to raise and educate a child . . .so goes the Martin County School District.
This year’s complete list of School-Related Employee honorees:
Name Title School
Paige Walsh Computer Lab Assistant Bessey Creek Elementary
Judy White Custodian Citrus Grove Elementary
Christopher Wright Plant Operator Crystal Lake Elementary
Janet Guerra Asst. Secretary Felix A. Williams Elementary
Brian Hall Plant Operator Hobe Sound Elementary
Kimberly Gillen ESE Paraprofessional Jensen Beach Elementary
Jeanne Beckwith ESE Paraprofessional J.D. Parker Elementary
Lilly Silva Home School Liaison Pinewood Elementary
Lynda Resos ESE Paraprofessional Palm City Elementary
Vivian Diaz-Felipe Home School Liaison Port Salerno Elementary
Marie Cooper ASD Paraprofessional SeaWind Elementary
Stella Barfield Custodian Warfield Elementary
Scott Stephens Plant Operator Anderson Middle School
Diane Turner Paraprofessional Hidden Oaks Middle School
Kandice Farias ESOL Paraprofessional Indiantown Middle School
Tara Simmons Asst. Secretary Murray Middle School
Luz Suarez Pena Custodian Stuart Middle School
Joanne Vieux Registrar Jensen Beach High School
Cristina Lacusky Receptionist Martin County High School
Angel Quinonez Custodian South Fork High School
Donese Kendell Health Assistant Spectrum Jr./Sr. High School
Renee Matonti Secretary Challenger School
Rosalie Reid Classroom Manager Head Start
Florida Virtual School 2014 Florida School-Related Employee of the Year award nominee
The 2014 Florida School-Related Employee of the Year award nominee representing Florida Virtual School as School-Related Employee of the Year is Kathy Moresi. Kathy Moresi, executive assistant for FLVS and a resident of Orlando, FL, will compete against other district winners to be considered for the statewide Florida School-Related Employee of the Year award. Moresi, who constantly goes the extra mile above and beyond her expected role, has been with FLVS for six years and serves both the chief learning officer and the director of Professional Learning.
“The words ‘thank you’ just do not seem strong enough to express my appreciation for being selected as the Florida Virtual School representative for the 2014 Florida School-Related Employee of the Year award,” stated Moresi. “It is a blessing and an honor to be part of such an amazing group of people and an incredible organization such as Florida Virtual School!”
The Florida School-Related Employee of the Year program recognizes outstanding education support personnel for their contributions to their schools and communities. The program honors one state representative and four finalists who have demonstrated exceptional skill and dedication in the performance of their jobs, thereby earning them the respect and admiration of students, teachers, administrators, co-workers and parents.