School-Related Employee of the Year 2018

Miriam Testasecca, the executive secretary for the School Board of the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD), has been named the SJCSD 2018 School-Related Employee of the Year (SREY). Her selection was announced by Superintendent Mr. Tim Forson at last week’s SREY reception held March 15 at the World Golf Hall of Fame Museum. Testasecca was selected from 44 nominees for her exemplary job performance, dedication, interpersonal skills, leadership ability, training and contributions to the SJCSD and the community.

Testasecca has been employed as the School Board’s executive secretary for six years and has 17 years overall with the school district. She is a dedicated and efficient professional who serves all five board members with varied requirements and expectations. Her excellent organizational skills enable her to handle multiple tasks of differing levels of complexity. Her welcoming demeanor and service attitude are characteristic of her encounters with the general public. She is also the bookkeeper for 19 internal district accounts and prides herself on the attention to detail to avoid deficiencies and errors. She has never had a deficiency noted in an audit of those accounts.

“Mrs. Testasecca is totally responsive and supportive to our needs as a school board, and as individual board members,” said School Board Chair Bill Mignon. “She helps to keep us all on track and the service she provides is invaluable. Her loyalty and commitment to the school district and the community is a reflection of her steadfast dedication.”

In addition, she has been mentoring two students for the past four years and also is the district office Wellness Coordinator. She has volunteered her time to run exercise and weight loss programs for district employees and is active with fundraising projects for the district’s ASSIST program and The Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Testasecca’s name and information packet has been forwarded to the Florida Department of Education as SJCSD’s representative and for consideration as the SREY representative at the state level.