Broward Schools Announce Top Teachers and Principals on March 1st

Broward County Schools new “Caliber Award” will be presented to an outstanding teacher, principal, assistant principal and school-related employee at a combined award ceremony to be held Thursday, March 1 at 6 p.m. at the Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84 in Davie.

The ceremony will be streamed live by BECON-TV on the District’s website beginning at 6:30 p.m. and may be viewed via PC, Mac, iPhone, iPod, iPad or Android device.

The combined event replaces the annual Teacher of the Year, ACCLAIM and School-Related Employee ceremonies held in the past.

Finalists are listed below. A link to biographical information and photos of each finalist can be found on the District’s website

Teacher finalists:

*Jillian Berg, Coral Glades High School
Jacqueline Carrero, McNicol Middle School
Alan Leipzig, Seminole Middle School
Yvonne McDonald, Challenger Elementary School
Karline Prophete, Pines Middle School
Joseph Vallone, Plantation High School

Principal finalists:

Christine Semisch, Deerfield Beach Middle School
*Susan Leon-Leigh, Coral Springs High School
Kathy Sedlack, Peters Elementary School
Enid Valdez, Piper High School

Assistant Principal finalists:

Laurel A. Bifora, Fort Lauderdale High School
Deborah Brown, Coconut Creek Elementary School
Vincent Dawes, Pompano Beach Elementary School
Danielle Smith, Virginia S. Young Elementary School

School-Related Employee finalists:

*Beth Milewski, Guidance Office Secretary, Coral Glades High School
Jona Brown, Community Liaison, Westwood Heights Elementary School
Amanda Muir, Micro-computer Tech Specialist, Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School
*Sandra Stachura, Confidential Office Manager I, Eagle Ridge Elementary School
Olivia Vans, Bookkeeper II, Pompano Beach Middle School
Colleen Warren, BRACE Advisor, Hallandale Adult Community Center

*Coral Springs Teachers, Principals and Employees.

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