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.
Youth: Annabelle Jajuga – Brooker Creek Elementary School
Adult: Rebecca Ray – Cypress Woods Elementary School
Senior: Dorothy Barney Russell – Countryside HS
Youth: Allyson Atanasio – Southern Oaks Elementary School
Adult: Kristin Brillant – Cross Bayou Elementary School
Senior: Edward (Mike) Hoke – Osceola Fundamental High School*
Youth: Samantha Piovano – Bauder Elementary School
Adult: Richard Landon – Seminole Middle School*
Senior: David Gibson Warren – Bay Point Middle School
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.