Jan. 13, 2020
Tamra Ingrassia, a Food Service Specialists at Belcher Elementary School, was named the Pinellas County Schools 2019-2020 Support Employee of the Year. The announcement was made during a celebratory luncheon at Feather Sound Country Club in Clearwater. As a result, Ingrassia will represent the district for the Florida School-Related Employee of the Year. She will also receive $300 from Achieva Credit Union, the event's sponsor.
Ingrassia has a passion for food and healthy eating that extends beyond her daily duties. She started a Garden Club at the school and helped to design garden beds that now produce fresh fruits and vegetables. She incorporates student achievement by putting math problems on the student’s lunch trays and she has academic conversations with students. Ingrassia has initiated several healthy food options programs at Belcher Elementary to include a Breakfast Showcase. She continuously searches for ways to help students make smart and healthy food and nutrition decisions.
Please watch of a video of each of the five Support Employee of the Year category winners.
Nancy Correa-Torres, Sexton Elementary School, Bilingual Support
Marie Jantschek, Osceola Fundamental High School, Secretary IV
Tamra Ingrassia, Belcher Elementary School, Food Service Assistant
Pamela Layliev, Leila Davis Elementary School, Licensed Practical Nurse
John Randolph, Anona Elementary School, Head Plant Operator
Each category finalists received $200 from Achieva Credit Union. The semifinalists for each category received $100. Below is a picture of the semifinalists.