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Breakfast honors Outstanding School Volunteers

April 12, 2019


The 2018-2019 Outstanding School Volunteer winners were honored at this week at breakfast held at Feather Sound Country Club.  In addition, a winner in each category — youth, adult and senior — was selected to represent the district at the state competition.


Volunteers are vital to the success of our students and schools. They support teachers, school staff, and students in so many ways. The 13 winners represent more than 38,000 volunteers who have partnered with Pinellas County Schools to promote academic achievement and student success, donating over 300,000 volunteer hours to date.  


Tracy Ellis, a Ridgecrest Elementary volunteer for being named the 2018-2019 Florida Department of Education Outstanding School Volunteer for Region IV, covering the Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida area. Bauder Elementary and Countryside High received the Family & Community Involvement Award which recognizes innovative school practices that increase family and community engagement.


The winners:

Area 1:

Youth: Annabelle Jajuga – Brooker Creek Elementary School

Adult: Rebecca Ray – Cypress Woods Elementary School

Senior: Dorothy Barney Russell – Countryside HS

Area 2:

Youth: Allyson Atanasio – Southern Oaks Elementary School

Adult: Kristin Brillant – Cross Bayou Elementary School

Senior: Edward (Mike) Hoke – Osceola Fundamental High School*

Area 3:

Youth: Samantha Piovano – Bauder Elementary School

Adult: Richard Landon – Seminole Middle School*

Senior: David Gibson Warren – Bay Point Middle School

Area 4:

Youth: Kara Lynn Morris – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Elementary School*

Adult: Stephanie Cox – Shore Acres Elementary School

Senior: Linda Frank – Lealman Ave Elementary School

Workforce Development: Senior:

Paul DeSocio, Gus A. Stavros Institute

*Denotes category winner that will represent the district at the state competition.

Outstanding School Volunteer winners with the breakfast MC Al Ruechel of Bay News 9.