Teachers and Rookie Teachers of the Year

The 2012-2013 Teachers of the Year and Rookie Teachers of the Year have been selected from each of the district’s 35 schools and were recognized at the monthly School Board meeting on Tuesday, January 8.

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 advance to compete for the countywide title.

Nominations for the 2012-2013 Rookie Teacher of the Year have been submitted by 34 of the district’s schools. Eligible teachers must have taught less than three years.

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

The overall winner will be announced at the annual Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year Celebration on Thursday, February 21 at the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village. The St. Johns County Teacher of the Year will then be included for consideration as the Florida Department of Education Macy’s Teacher of the Year 2013.

The awards banquet is produced by the St. Johns County Education Foundation (SJCEF) to recognize excellence in the teaching profession and is sponsored, in part, by THE PLAYERS Championship and Leonard’s Studios.

Below are the lists of nominees. For additional information contact Donna Lueders at the SJCEF, (904) 547-7120.

2012-2013 Teachers of the Year

Elementary Schools
John A. Crookshank Elementary Ms. Renata Russell
Cunningham Creek Elementary Ms. Judith Greenberg
Durbin Creek Elementary Ms. Shelby Rogerson
W. D. Hartley Elementary Ms. Mary Ellen Kriener
Hickory Creek Elementary Ms. Donna McGill
R. B. Hunt Elementary Mr. Charles Durr
Julington Creek Elementary Ms. Jaclyn Clarke
Ketterlinus Elementary Ms. Jane Wood
Otis A. Mason Elementary Ms. Sheryl Lepera
Mill Creek Elementary Ms. Amy Borie
Ocean Palms Elementary Ms. Elizabeth Skiba
Osceola Elementary Ms. Gail Jones
Palencia Elementary Ms. Kristin Harrington
PVPV/Majorie K. Rawlings Elementary Mr. Vance Edeker
South Woods Elementary Ms. Coral Jones
Timberlin Creek Elementary Ms. Jessica Lane
Wards Creek Elementary Ms. Angela Rodgers
The Webster School Mr. Rob Hall
K-8
Liberty Pines Academy Ms. Joy Reichenberg
Secondary Schools
Bartram Trail High Mr. Robert Bruns
Creekside High Ms. Nicole Bak
Fruit Cove Middle Ms. Catherine Bavuso
Alice B. Landrum Middle Ms. Jodi Johnson
Pedro Menendez High Ms. Beth Morucci
R. J. Murray Middle Mr. Benjamin Hudson
Allen D. Nease High Ms. Stefanie Martineau
Pacetti Bay Middle Ms. Della Thompson
Ponte Vedra High Ms. Kathryn Kehoe
Gamble Rogers Middle Ms. Tracy Melgard
Sebastian Middle Ms. Kimberly Evans
St. Augustine High Mr. Adam Ringwood
St. Johns Technical High Ms. Paula Davis
Switzerland Point Middle Ms. Julie Pantano
Alternative Schools
Gaines Alternative and Transition Ms. Jessica Geronimo
Charter Schools
First Coast Technical College Ms. Theresa Burrell

 

2012-2013 Rookie Teachers of the Year

Elementary Schools
John A. Crookshank Elementary Ms. Kelly Thigpen
Cunningham Creek Elementary Mr. Andrew Bajorek
Durbin Creek Elementary Ms. Edith Xanders
W. D. Hartley Elementary Ms. Caitlin Eggimann
Hickory Creek Elementary Ms. Amber Culbreth
R. B. Hunt Elementary Ms. Kelsey Holloway
Julington Creek Elementary Ms. Suzanne Caldwell-Gentile
Kettlerlinus Elementary Ms. Veronica Celeste
Otis A. Mason Elementary Ms. Rebekah Barnes
Mill Creek Elementary Ms. Jessica Selph
Ocean Palms Elementary Ms. Whitney Jacobs
Osceola Elementary Ms. Kathleen Gruman
Palencia Elementary Ms. Cheryl Kerekes
PVPV/Rawlings Elementary Mr. G. Taylor Morris
South Woods Elementary Ms. Jaime Smith
Timberlin Creek Elementary Ms. Kadiann Palmeri
Wards Creek Elementary Ms. Rachel Griffin
The Webster School Mr. Casey Bradshaw
K-8
Liberty Pines Academy Mr. Stephen Kirsche
Secondary Schools
Bartram Trail High Ms. Megan Young
Creekside High Ms. Leia Fixel
Fruit Cove Middle Mr. Emmanuel Wellington
Alice B. Landrum Middle Ms. Sara Kaufman
Pedro Menendez High Mr. Christopher Cofield
R. J. Murray Middle Ms. Carrie Fihe
Allen D. Nease High Mr. David Maynard
Pacetti Bay Middle Ms. Brianna Shaner
Ponte Vedra High Mr. Thomas Stanton
Gamble Rogers Middle Ms. Morgan Champion
Sebastian Middle Mr. Kevin Hayes
St. Augustine High Ms. Kendra Eaton
Switzerland Point Middle Mr. Andrew Wilson
Alternative Schools
Gaines Alternative and Transition Mr. William Wood
Charter Schools
First Coast Technical College Mr. Vincent Annese