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Elevating Excellence Award: November

Seven adults presenting check award

LaShakia Moore, Patty Wormeck, Maria McGovern, Ryan Deising, Teresa Phillips, Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt, Teresa Rizzo

Three adults presenting check award

Teresa Phillips, Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt, Teresa Rizzo

Two adults - superintendent and award winner

Teresa Phillips and Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt

Three adultus in  high school classroom

Teresa Phillips, Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt, Teresa Rizzo

Elevating Excellence Award: November

November’s "Elevating Excellence Award" winner played a pivotal role during a pivotal time for Flagler Schools.
Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt surprised Teresa Phillips Monday morning as she sat in on a technology meeting at Flagler-Palm Coast High School. Her work on the ½ Cent Sales Tax Initiative went above and beyond her role as a Digital Support Colleague.
In her nomination, District Technology Coordinator Maria Mcgovern writes:
“I believe most people in the district are familiar with the name Teresa Phillips. She is well known for her Tech Tuesday weekly emails packed with helpful tips. Teresa was instrumental in spreading the information, ideas, meetings, and tours for the 1/2 cent renewal success to continue for the next ten years. Teresa helps not only teachers, students, and administration but all staff, departments, and parents. Whether it is a technology question or how-to's, or a better, more efficient way of recreating a process, Teresa is a wealth of information with a positive personality that is always willing to jump in to help Flagler Schools be the best we can be.”
Superintendent Mittelstadt says, “Whenever Teresa sits down at the table with you, she has that ability to take ideas expressed in a conversation and turn them into real-life projects. Her willingness to lend a hand on our ½ cent Sales Tax Initiative was instrumental in its passage by local voters.”
We also thank Flagler County Education Foundation Executive Director Teresa Rizzo and the Foundation's support of this monthly honor.


We also want to congratulate all the nominees for the November Elevating Excellence Award:

  • Christina Sica: 5th-Grade Teacher, Wadsworth Elementary
  • Colleen Newman: Academic Coach and Testing Coordinator, Old Kings Elementary
  • Lizzette Sanchez: ELA Teacher, Indian Trails Middle
  • Louise Bossardet: Coordinator of Data Quality, Teaching and Learning
  • Hayley Gurley: Behavior Interventionist, Rymfire Elementary
  • Robin Jaques: K–2 Literacy Coach, Bunnell Elementary
  • Lesley DuPont: Behavior MTSS Coordinator, Flagler-Palm Coast High
  • Nick Petraglia: District Paint Team Coordinator, Custodial Department
  • Laura Langan: Attendance Clerk, Belle Terre Elementary
  • Travis Thomas: Facilitator, Adult Education/FTC
  • Heidi Alves: Science Specialist, Teaching and Learning
  • Jasmine Castillo: Personnel Specialist, HR
  • Narayana Hines: Behavior Interventionist, Buddy Taylor Middle
  • Jean Santiago: IS Support Specialist
  • John White: Dean, Matanzas High
  • Nicole Chavannes-Parris: Department Secretary, Transportation
  • Cindy Moore: Department Secretary, Student Services 
  • Shelby Sultan: Food Service Worker, Flagler-Palm Coast High        
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