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Evening of Excellence

Congratulations to all the winners of our 2016 Evening of Excellence!

Teacher of the Year: Sarah Dobes

Fan Favorite: Dr. Alicia Isaac

Business Partners of the Year

Small Business: Double Tree Beach Resort

Large Business: Franklin Templeton

District: Achieva Credit Union

Hall of Honor Inductee: Thelma Rothman

Click here for Press release.
Click here to view photos of the event.

A Note From the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year

I have the best job in the world; I AM A TEACHER! For the past thirty-seven years I have enjoyed sharing my passion for learning with my students, parents and fellow educators. As teachers it is easy to forget the global impact that we have on the minds we teach each day. All other professions begin in our classrooms, and what we do each day ultimately has an impact on the future successes of our students, schools, and the communities with which we teach. Three years ago I chose to teach at Melrose Elementary with students that needed me the most, or so I thought. Little did I know it was I who needed them, and have learned that it takes a village to develop a teacher! I am the teacher I am today because of the many students, parents, teachers, and administrators who have touched my life and my heart.
Kim Lopez
Melrose Elementary

Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year Finalists!








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