Teachers of the Year

The 2009-2010 Teachers of the Year have been selected from each of the district’s 34 schools.
These nominees represent the very best among St. Johns County School District teachers. Their colleagues have selected them for this prestigious honor, and they will go on to compete for the countywide title.
The overall winner will be announced at the annual Teacher of the Year Celebration event on February 11 at TPC Sawgrass.
The awards banquet is being sponsored by the St. Johns County Education Foundation (SJCEF) to recognize excellence in the teaching profession. Proceeds from the banquet will be used to fund teacher mini-grants for creative and innovative classroom projects.
Additional information may be obtained from Donna Lueders, Foundation and Grants Coordinator, at 547-7560.
A list of the 2009-2010 Teachers of the Year is below.

2009-2010 Teachers of the Year

Alternative Programs Ms. Laura Barkett
Bartram Trail High Ms. Lori Gallaher
Creekside High Ms. Beverly Burke
Crookshank Elementary Ms. Diane Lloyd
Cunningham Creek Elementary Ms. Helen Hubner
Durbin Creek Elementary Ms. Donna Morrison
First Coast Technical College Mr. John Burr, Sr.
Fruit Cove Middle Mr. Jeff Staffaroni
Hartley Elementary Mr. Brian Morgan
Hickory Creek Elementary Ms. Nancy Vara
R. B. Hunt Elementary Ms. Allison Basili
Julington Creek Elementary Ms. Ingrid Griffin
Ketterlinus Elementary Mr. Michael Sharman
Landrum Middle Ms. Diane Ousley*
Liberty Pines Academy Ms. Melanie Tahan
Mason Elementary Ms. Debra Marhanka
Pedro Menendez High Mr. Gary Hoog
Mill Creek Elementary Ms. Paula Tipton
Murray Middle Ms. Lisa Catuto
Nease High Ms. Melissa Vecchiola
Ocean Palms Elementary Ms. Jamie Morgan
Osceola Elementary Ms. Alverta Anderson
Pacetti Bay Middle Ms. Linda Markum
Ponte Vedra High Ms. MaryCarol Stearns*
PV-PV/Rawlings Elementary Ms. Wendy Brogdon*
Rogers Middle Ms. Renee Downey
St. Augustine High Ms. Mary Mars
St. Johns Technical High Ms. Beth McCoy
Sebastian Middle Ms. Chassity Johnson*
South Woods Elementary Ms. Lucy Oberholtzer
Switzerland Point Middle Ms. Sue Black
Timberlin Creek Elementary Ms. Kim Ludke
Wards Creek Elementary Ms. Ruth Jarriel
The Webster School Mr. Eddie Price

 


   Rookie Teachers of the Year

Nominations for the 2009-2010 Rookie Teacher of the Year have been submitted by 27 of the district’s schools. Eligible teachers must have taught less than three years.

This is the third year that the Rookie Teacher of the Year competition has been held. These nominees represent the best of their profession among new teachers, and they will go on to compete for the countywide title.

The overall winner will be announced at the annual Teacher of the Year Celebration event on February 11 at TPC Sawgrass.

The awards banquet is being sponsored by the St. Johns County Education Foundation (SJCEF) to recognize excellence in the teaching profession. Proceeds from the banquet will be used to fund teacher mini-grants for creative and innovative classroom projects.

Additional information is available from Donna Lueders, Foundation and Grants Coordinator, at 547-7560.

A list of the 2009-2010 Rookie Teachers of the Year follows.

2009-2010 Rookie Teachers of the Year

Bartram Trail High Mr. Iben Phillips
Creekside High Ms. Shannon Dew
Crookshank Elementary Ms. Jennifer Locke
Cunningham Creek Elementary Ms. Stephanie Davenport
First Coast Technical College Ms. Laura Brown
Fruit Cove Middle Ms. Raina Greening
Hartley Elementary Ms. Y. Denise Apel
Hickory Creek Elementary Ms. Jenny Densmore
R. B. Hunt Elementary Ms. Bonnie Proctor
Julington Creek Elementary Ms. Mary Sturney
Landrum Middle Ms. Carrie St. Clair
Liberty Pines Academy Ms. Holly Southworth
Pedro Menendez High Mr. James Crutchfield
Mill Creek Elementary Ms. Paige Neal
Murray Middle Ms. Brenda Felder
Nease High Ms. Abbey Sterling
Osceola Elementary Ms. Leslie Keller
Pacetti Bay Middle Ms. Ashley DeMaio
Ponte Vedra High Mr. James McCarthy
PV-PV/Rawlings Elementary Ms. Kendall Higgins
Rogers Middle Mr. Paul Maass
Sebastian Middle Ms. Heather Naughton
St. Johns Technical High Mr. Keith Henry
South Woods Elementary Ms. Amber Veniard
Switzerland Point Middle Ms. Danielle Carney
Timberlin Creek Elementary Ms. Amy Kammerer
Wards Creek Elementary Ms. Heather Keisler