The St. Johns County School District will inspire good character and a passion for lifelong learning in all students, creating educated and caring contributors to the world.
Superintendent's Weekly Review 4-10
I had the pleasure of attending the 2013-2014 Outstanding Volunteers of the Year at the seventh annual Outstanding School Volunteer reception held recently at First Coast Technical College. Cheryl Freeman, volunteer coordinator for the St. Johns County School District served as emcee.
Outstanding Senior Volunteer, Elizabeth Smallridge, shows that readers are leaders in our schools. For the last 17 years, she has shared her love of books with students at Ocean Palms Elementary School where she has coordinated the Readers Aloud program since 1996. Mrs. Smallridge takes on administrative tasks such as guaranteeing that all volunteers have proper clearance, as well as training senior volunteers.
Outstanding Youth Volunteer, Mimi Haley, a senior at Ponte Vedra High School (PVHS) who was nominated by both Ocean Palms Elementary School (OPES) and PVHS, was also selected as the Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year for Region II by the Florida Department of Education earlier this year. This honor makes Haley one of the top five youth volunteers in the state. At OPES, Haley serves as a role model for younger students by reading with them and helping them with technology. She also assists OPES teachers by working in their classrooms, organizing materials and demonstrating new technology. At PVHS, she is an active member of the English Honor Society, Science Honor Society and Senior Women as well as being the vice president of the National Hispanic Honor Society.
Outstanding Adult Volunteer, Corey Walker, is pursuing the call to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. He has served as both mentor and coach to over...