WATCH REPLAY: 9th Annual ABC Awards Gala Recognizes Brevard’s Best Educators at King Center
By Space Coast Daily // January 30, 2020
BIGGEST EDUCATIONAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: The 9th annual ABC (Applauding Brevard’s Champions) Awards Gala recognized some of Brevard County’s best educators Wednesday night at the King Center in Melbourne. The Red Carpet interviews, above and below, are hosted by Space Coast Daily’s Susanne Vaughn.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The 9th annual ABC (Applauding Brevard’s Champions) Awards Gala will recognize some of Brevard County’s best educators Wednesday night at the King Center in Melbourne.
Each year, the Brevard Schools Foundation ABC Awards are the biggest educational event of the year.
Live coverage can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.
In red carpet fashion, the event showcases the outstanding contributions of those who help strengthen the quality of public education in Brevard County including Teacher of the Year, Employee of the Year, Volunteers of the Year, Business Partners of Distinction, and Administrators of the Year.
Red Carpet interviews are set for 5:15 p.m and will be hosted by Space Coast Daily’s Susanne Vaughn.
This year, the event added two new categories to recognize educators who are in the early phase of their careers: Rookie Teacher of the Year and Emerging Teacher of the Year.
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Honorees from each school and other guests will be treated to a reception featuring A Taste of Brevard Public Schools Culinary Arts Programs and live entertainment on the main stage of the King Center.
Sponsorships support these special recognitions and provide a way to say thank you to those in service to our children.
During the gala, Brevard Public Schools recognizes and reveals the winners of various categories including:
– Teacher of the Year
– Employee of the Year
– Assistant Principal of the Year
– Principal of the Year
– Youth Volunteer of the Year
– Adult Volunteer of the Year
– Senior Volunteer of the Year
– Rookie Teacher of the Year
– Emerging Teacher of the Year
The Brevard Schools Foundation Awards of Distinction include:
– Group Champion
– Corporate Champion
– Individual Champion
– Family Champion
– Local Business Champion
– Take Stock in Children Champion
– $1 Million Milestone
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the finalists for 2020 Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year have been announced.
Congratulations to these 11 shining examples of what makes Brevard Public Schools the “A” school district it is.
The finalists for Teacher of the Year are:
• Kathy Hamilton-Brown, Pre-K-6Teacher, Endeavour Elementary
• Laura Maggio, Media Specialist, Stone Magnet Middle School
• Lainey Newell, Literacy Coach, Columbia Elementary
• Sydney Willard, 6th Grade Teacher, Fairglen Elementary
• Erin Worcester, Media Specialist, Edgewood Jr./Sr. High
The finalists for Employee of the Year are:
• Amanda Benoit, Bookkeeper, Riviera Elementary
• Todd Brackett, Technology Associate, W.J. Creel Elementary
• Ann Marie Givens, Instructional Assistant (ESOL), Lockmar Elementary
• Maria Morales, Office Clerk, Palm Bay Elementary
• Ed Rac, Custodian, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High
• Laura Saenz, Media Assistant, Rockledge High
Don’t miss all the proceedings of the annual ABC awards on Space Coast Daily TV.
These individuals, and all our school-awarded Teachers and Employees of the Year, represent the heart and soul of Brevard.
Brevard Public Schools looks forward to celebrating them and announcing our winners at our annual ABC Awards in January.
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