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Finalists Named For Osceola School District's Teacher of the Year and School-Related Employee of the Year
Posted on 02/11/2020
Top 10 Banner ImageThe 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 2021 Teacher of the Year Award:
Debra Bohanan - Digital Video Teacher at Zenith Accelerated Learning Academy
William Carswell - Music Teacher at Osceola County School for the Arts
Brian Joseph- Media Specialist at Harmony Middle
Jonathan Motta - Geometry and Algebra II Honors Teacher at NeoCity Academy
Crystal Nori-Gross - ASD Teacher at St. Cloud Elementary
Heather Rasmussen - 4th and 5th Grade ESE Inclusion Teacher at Kissimmee Elementary
Rachel Smith - AVID Teacher at St. Cloud Middle
Erica Stewart - VE Teacher at Central Avenue Elementary
Darrian Tanner - English Teacher at Liberty High
Vincent Vecchio - Social Studies Teacher at Horizon Middle

The following employees have been named as the top ten finalists for Osceola School District's 2020 School-Related Employee of the Year Award:
Patricia Allen - Paraprofessional at Mill Creek Elementary
Shannon Allen - Secretary at Harmony Community School
Elida Andino - Secretary at Sunrise Elementary
Yolanda Casillas - ESE Paraprofessional at Discovery Intermediate
George Clevenger - Mobile STEM Driver and Fleet Manager in Special Programs
James Graves - School Technology Specialist at Highlands Elementary
Judith Lowell - Office Assistant at Narcoossee Middle
Debra McCulley - Paraprofessional at Zenith Accelerated Learning Academy
Victoria Palmer - Attendance Assistant in Student Services
Suzanne Rabitaille - Retirement Specialist in Human Resources

Judges selected the finalists based on their applications. Each finalist was surprised at their work location by Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace to announce their finalist standing. The names of Osceola County's 2021 Teacher of the Year and Osceola County's 2020 School-Related Employee of the Year will be announced at the Education Awards Ceremony held on March 12, 2020, at Omni ChampionsGate.
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