Pasco announces teacher of the year finalists
It's that time of year when the Pasco Education Foundation recognizes the county's top school district employees. The teachers usually get all the press, but the group also honors administrators, school-related personnel and nonbargaining, noninstructional workers.
The finalist lists are now out, with the winners scheduled to be announced on Jan. 24. Here they are:
Teacher of the year (from left above): I. David Berger, English teacher, Land O'Lakes High School; Kathryn Bylsma, science teacher, John Long Middle School; and Stephanie Walls, language arts teacher, Pine View Middle School (see short biographies)
Administrator of the year: Steve Knobl, principal, Gulf High School; Ken Miesner, principal, Richey Elementary School; Terry Rhum, director, employee relations.
SRP of the year: Kelly Frasier, clinic assistant, Wesley Chapel Elementary School; Donna Lyons, secretary, Mary Giella Elementary School; Tracy Sanderson, secretary, Lacoochee Elementary School.
NNB of the year: Beverly Lopata, food and nutrition training manager; Leroy Christopher, plant manager, Stewart Middle School; DeEtte Parrish, bookkeeping resource assistant; Theresa Schuldt, secretary, maintenance department.