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Pinellas County Schools employee named Florida Support Employee of the Year Finalist

June 4, 2021

Tue Tran, a classroom support employee at M.K. Rawlings Elementary, was named a finalist in the 2021 School-Related Employee of the Year.  The top five finalists were name today by the Florida Department of Education.

Tran has worked collaboratively with Mrs. Phi Nguyen in her general education class for six years as a bilingual associate. He is flexible with his curriculum and adjusts his teaching pace to meet the needs of all students. He offers support to students during his lunch break and after school.

Tran runs the school’s Principal’s Multicultural Advisory Committee (PMAC). With the PMAC, he creates activities that staff, facility, and students can incorporate within their classrooms. He leads and facilitates an after-school math club for students in the intermediate grade levels. Students enjoy his math club and are eager to share what they did the next day.

Tran extends himself beyond school grounds by volunteering several nights a week at the FACE IT (Families Acting Collaboratively to Educate and Involve Teens) program. He helps students between 12 and 18 years old learn about the consequences and effects of using or possession of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

Tue Tran Support Emplyee of the Year state finalist