February 2020
2020 Teacher and Employee of the Year Announced
at the Annual ABC Awards
by Nicki Hensley

Brevard Public Schools and the Brevard Schools Foundation came together January 29th to celebrate our educators, administrators, support personnel, volunteers and community supporters who have risen to the top with their contributions and dedication to our students. The ABC Awards (Applauding Brevard's Champions) publicly recognizes BPS' exceptional employees, volunteers and partners, who through their special efforts help students make the most of their education. Congratulations to our 2020 Teacher and Employee of the Year and the finalists and winners in all categories. Thank you for making a difference in our schools and community and in the lives of the students and families we serve. You are truly the Heart of Brevard.
2020 Teacher of the Year
Kathy Hamilton-Brown, Pre-K-6 Teacher
Endeavour Elementary 
Volunteers of the Year :
Youth – Ishaan Jathal, West Shore Jr./Sr. High
Adult – Arden Monroe – Obermeit, Freedom 7 Elementary
Senior – Ronald Patchell, Kennedy Middle School

Assistant Principal of the Year:
Sarah Robinson, Viera High School

Principal of the Year:
Heather Price, Brevard Virtual School
2020 Employee of the Year
Maria Morales, Office Clerk
Palm Bay Elementary 
Rookie Teachers of the Year:
Bianca Drawdy, Cambridge Elementary
Victoria Olesnanik, Jackson Middle
Emery Carr, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High

Emerging Teachers of the Year:
Alicia Fernandes, Riviera Elementary
Andrienne Leffard, Hoover Middle
Molli Forbes, Space Coast Jr./Sr. High
Tropical Elementary Kindness Collection Supports Aging Matters of Brevard

by Nicki Hensley
Tropical Elementary is holding a Kindness Collection Contest where each grade level is collecting a specific item for our senior community. The classroom with the most items collected in each grade level will be the winner. All the items will be donated to Aging Matters for its Meals on Wheels recipients and other seniors-in-need.

If you would like to support a great organization and cause, below is a list of needed items:
·    Hand towels
·    Puzzle books
·    Peanut Butter
·    Ramen Noodles
·    Socks
·    Soap, shampoo, toothbrushes/toothpaste
·  Lotion and shaving cream

Tropical's student will also be writing "I care about you” cards to deliver with the donations and meals. Donations and cards can be dropped off at Tropical or Aging Matters directly at the addresses below:
Tropical Elementary
885 N. Courtenay Pkwy., Merritt Island
(321) 454-1080

Aging Matters of Brevard
3600 W. King St., Cocoa
(321) 639-8770
FREE Student-Led
Tech Support Classes!

First Friday
of the month,
Viera High School
9 - 10 a.m.

 Report to the Front Office, ask for Ms. Kelly.

Bring the device you need help with.

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