Teachers and Rookie Teachers of the Year

The 2013-2014 Teachers of the Year and Rookie Teachers of the Year have been selected from each of the district’s 36 schools and will be recognized at the monthly School Board meeting on Tuesday, January 14 at 6 p.m.

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 2013-2014 Rookie Teachers of the Year have been submitted by 35 of the district’s schools. Eligible teachers must have taught less than three years.

This is the seventh 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 13 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 2014.

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, Beaver Toyota/Scion and Leonard’s Studios.

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

2013-2014 Teachers of the Year
Elementary Schools
John A. Crookshank Elementary Ms. Ewa Kolk
Cunningham Creek Elementary Ms. Becky Russell
Durbin Creek Elementary Ms. Courtney Duprey
W. D. Hartley Elementary Ms. Shannon Kelso
Hickory Creek Elementary Ms. Mindy Gilleland
R. B. Hunt Elementary Ms. Bonnie Proctor
Julington Creek Elementary Ms. Alice “Marie” Woodard
Ketterlinus Elementary Ms. Suzanne Brush
Otis A. Mason Elementary Ms. Laura Strauss
Mill Creek Elementary Ms. Lee DeWitt
Ocean Palms Elementary Ms. Sandi Watson
Osceola Elementary Ms. Rebecca Westover
Palencia Elementary Ms. Katrina Worthington
PVPV/Rawlings Elementary Ms. Yvette Cubero-Gonzalez
South Woods Elementary Ms. Jennifer Luettich
Timberlin Creek Elementary Ms. Ann-Marie Butler
Wards Creek Elementary Ms. Traycee Klein
The Webster School Ms. Elizabeth Every
K-8
Liberty Pines Academy Ms. Dianna Carlson-Bright
Secondary Schools
Bartram Trail High Mr. Jay DiMartino
Creekside High Ms. Aletha Dresback
Fruit Cove Middle Ms. Barbara Farbo
Alice B. Landrum Middle Ms. Sarah Sacharski
Pedro Menendez High Ms. Kate Neff
R. J. Murray Middle Mr. Marion Boyd
Allen D. Nease High Ms. Jamie Beck
Pacetti Bay Middle Ms. Meghan Ryan
Ponte Vedra High Ms. Katherine Conklin
Gamble Rogers Middle Ms. Rebecca Lindberg
Sebastian Middle Ms. Teri Lydigsen
St. Augustine High Ms. Daryl Cullipher
St. Johns Technical High Ms. Nicky Schotman
Switzerland Point Middle Ms. Marian Campbell
Alternative Schools
Gaines Alternative and Transition Mr. Kristopher Rule
Virtual Schools
St. Johns Virtual School Mr. Nicholas Vasiliades
Charter Schools
First Coast Technical College Ms. Sherry Gaynor
2013-2014 Rookie Teachers of the Year
Elementary Schools
John A. Crookshank Elementary Ms. Christina Giuliani
Cunningham Creek Elementary Ms. Clare Wamsley
Durbin Creek Elementary Ms. Magan Curtis
W. D. Hartley Elementary Ms. Shannon Sugrue
Hickory Creek Elementary Ms. Kathleen Zielinski
R. B. Hunt Elementary Ms. Tiffany Stetson
Julington Creek Elementary Ms. Janet Fussman
Kettlerlinus Elementary Ms. Emily DaBruzzi
Otis A. Mason Elementary Mr. Anthony Pacholek
Mill Creek Elementary Ms. Synethia Brown
Ocean Palms Elementary Ms. Stephanie Malcolm
Osceola Elementary Ms. Misty Lake
Palencia Elementary Ms. Rebecca Royal
PVPV/Rawlings Elementary Mr. Ian Zerrahn
South Woods Elementary Ms. Megan Marasigan
Timberlin Creek Elementary Mr. Thomas “Trey” Leonard
Wards Creek Elementary Ms. Amanda Zikos
The Webster School Ms. Kristen Villacci
K-8
Liberty Pines Academy Ms. Luanne Small
Secondary Schools
Bartram Trail High Ms. Danielle Parker
Creekside High Mr. Drew Chiodo
Fruit Cove Middle Mr. Thomas McNerney III
Alice B. Landrum Middle Ms. Laurie Stanton
Pedro Menendez High Ms. Ashley Jasmin
R. J. Murray Middle Ms. Karen Tiner
Allen D. Nease High Ms. Melissa O’Steen
Pacetti Bay Middle Mr. Daniel Hawkinson
Ponte Vedra High Mr. James Lyons
Gamble Rogers Middle Ms. Nicole Bohanan
Sebastian Middle Ms. Amanda “Blair” Brawner
St. Augustine High Mr. Nathaniel Wuellner
St. Johns Technical High Mr. Jeff Damus
Switzerland Point Middle Ms. Amy Huber
Virtual Schools
St. Johns Virtual School Ms. Mary Maddox
Charter Schools
First Coast Technical College Ms. Nancy Ste Marie