2016 St. Johns County Teacher of the Year

February 5th, 2016 by

Congratulations Laurie Zentz from Switzerland Point Middle School!

Teacher of the Year Winners

On behalf of the 120 Beaver Toyota team members congratulations to all the Teacher of the Year nominees and finalists. It is an HONOR and PRIVILEGE to be a part of such a fine community and school district. At Beaver Toyota, we train and teach our team to create MOMENTS…..MOMENTS that will INSPIRE others in a positive way. Our involvement with the St John’s County School District speaks to the core of who we are and what we stand for. We strive to emulate YOUR LOVE, YOUR DEDICATION, and YOUR COMMITMENT to making a difference in the lives of others. Our involvement with AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS, CHARACTER COUNTS and READING INITIATIVES allows us to help in a small way and gives us a little peak into how all of us can be a part of something bigger than ourselves. In the words of Maya Angelo “when you get…give! when you learn…teach!” Thank you so much for what you do in the lives of our children every day. St John’s County Teachers are OUT OF THIS WORLD!! For this reason, and for the third year in a row, Beaver Toyota proudly presents the Teacher of the Year, Laurie Zentz from Switzerland Point Middle School, with a brand-new Beaver Toyota! Congratulations!

2015-2016 Rookie Teachers of the Year

Elementary Schools
John A. Crookshank Elementary Ms. Jessica Brower
Cunningham Creek Elementary Ms. Maegan Cassel
Durbin Creek Elementary School Ms. Chelsea Ragle
W. D. Hartley Elementary Ms. Gretchen Wade
Hickory Creek Elementary Ms. Ashlyn Ahearn
R. B. Hunt Elementary Ms. Sheri Lindsey
Julington Creek Elementary Ms. Erica Saffer-Warkentine
Ketterlinus Elementary Ms. Keri Height
Otis A. Mason Elementary Ms. Ashley Cothron
Mill Creek Elementary Ms. Stephanie Hecht
Ocean Palms Elementary Ms. Trish Shilling
Osceola Elementary Ms. Ashley Bohanan Foley
Palencia Elementary Ms. Kelly Dueker
PVPV/Rawlings Elementary Ms. Lida “Kate” Smiley
South Woods Elementary Ms. Angela Miller
Timberlin Creek Elementary Ms. Emily DaBruzzi
Wards Creek Elementary Ms. Krista Bittengle
The Webster School Ms. Elizabeth DiBella

K-8
Liberty Pines Academy Ms. Kelly King
Patriot Oaks Academy Ms. Jamie Cipolla
Valley Ridge Academy Ms. Johanna Santinho

Secondary Schools
Bartram Trail High Mr. Peter Litsas
Creekside High Ms. Amy Kennair
Alice B. Landrum Middle Ms. Nancy Hutton
Pedro Menendez High Ms. Stephanie Toffaletti
R. J. Murray Middle Ms. Hannah Lucien
Allen D. Nease High Ms. Abby Sander
Pacetti Bay Middle Ms. Kim Schwenk
Ponte Vedra High Mr. Joseph Kemper
Gamble Rogers Middle Ms. Ashley Zapata
Sebastian Middle Ms. Jordyn Waters
St. Augustine High Ms. Kaila Schippani
St. Johns Technical High Ms. Susan Conway
Switzerland Point Middle Ms. Melissa Stanke

Alternative Schools
Gaines Alternative and Transition Ms. Shana Simmons

Charter Schools
First Coast Technical College Mr. Darren Libby

2015-2016 Teachers of the Year

Elementary Schools
John A. Crookshank Elementary Ms. Courtney Fenner
Cunningham Creek Elementary Ms. Cristin Rudi
Durbin Creek Elementary Ms. Jennifer Sparks
W. D. Hartley Elementary Ms. Allison Pryor
Hickory Creek Elementary Ms. Gigi Lewis
R. B. Hunt Elementary Ms. Karen Howle
Julington Creek Elementary Ms. Rebecca England
Ketterlinus Elementary Mr. Brian Elmore
Otis A. Mason Elementary Ms. Mary Ziegenfuss
Mill Creek Elementary Ms. Susan Green
Ocean Palms Elementary Ms. Mary DeSanto
Osceola Elementary Ms. Sarah Blevins
Palencia Elementary Ms. Jamie Wardley
PVPV/Rawlings Elementary Ms. Barbara Stroer
South Woods Elementary Ms. Linda Fuce
Timberlin Creek Elementary Ms. Christy Jacobs
Wards Creek Elementary Ms. Amy Tarmey
The Webster School Ms. Adriana Orta-Vidales

K-8
Liberty Pines Academy Ms. Michelle Whittington
Patriot Oaks Academy Ms. Catie Grimes
Valley Ridge Academy Ms. Jamie Yarberry-Beyah

Secondary Schools
Bartram Trail High Ms. Ofelia Hampton-Thomas
Creekside High Mr. Troy Keefe
Fruit Cove Middle Ms. Lisa Hampton
Alice B. Landrum Middle Ms. Ashley Wilson
Pedro Menendez High Mr. Rick Ryan
R. J. Murray Middle Ms. Ashley Woolston
Allen D. Nease High Mr. Durwin Hanson
Pacetti Bay Middle Ms. Katie Ludwig
Ponte Vedra High Ms. Jennifer Lee
Gamble Rogers Middle Ms. Sally Johnson
Sebastian Middle Mr. Thomas Pearrow
St. Augustine High Mr. Scott Benyacko
St. Johns Technical High Ms. Melissa Kurdyla
Switzerland Point Middle Ms. Laurie Zentz

Alternative Schools
Gaines Alternative and Transition Mr. William Wood

Virtual Schools
St. Johns Virtual School Ms. Mary Maddox

Charter Schools
First Coast Technical College Mr. Bill Clark

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