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Outstanding Educator semifinalists named



The Pinellas School District has announced 25 semifinalists in this year’s Outstanding Educators Recognition program. The teachers were selected from 130 nominations in five categories.

A winner in each category and the 2009 Outstanding Educator will be announced Feb. 25 at the Outstanding Educator Awards show sponsored by the Pinellas Education Foundation.

To see the semifinalists, read on.

Donna Winchester, higher education reporter

Commitment to Improvement of the Profession
Dolores Hudson, Frontier Elementary
Beverly Lemon, Cross Bayou Elementary
Jennifer Mekler, Lake St. George Elementary
Jarnae Pope-Oriol, Seminole Elementary
Melissa Walls, John M. Sexton Elementary

Creativity & Innovation
Pamela G. Benton, Boca Ciega High
Janice Embrey Brown, Nina Harris School
Emily Hall, Blanton Elementary
Linda Lawson, Countryside High
Brian Mackenzie, Palm Harbor Middle

Inspiring Students to Performance at Higher Levels
Heidi Baird, Belcher Elementary
Catherine Fahey, Lealman Intermediate
Ann Fennell-Meredith, Madeira Beach Middle
Gail E. McGlathery, Blanton Elementary
Dwayne Shepherd, Osceola Middle

Commitment to Children & Families
Marlene Brinkley, Maximo Elementary
Bill Broome, Safety Harbor Elementary
Doreen Chonko, Palm Harbor University High
Deborah Hargrave, Bear Creek Elementary
Patricia Jones, Azalea Middle

Ambassador of the Profession
Bridget Bohnet, Coachman Fundamental
Shirley Green, Meadowlawn Middle
Carolyn Ruth Myers, North Shore Elementary
Pamela Richardson, Palm Harbor Elementary
Patricia Van Driessche, Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Elementary

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:02am]


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