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Beverly Thompson, 2011 Teacher of the Year: Wadsworth Elementary

| January 13, 2011

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Beverly Thompson

Wadsworth Elementary is truly my home away from home. I have been actively involved in the school since our son, Brett, started kindergarten in 1992. First, as a parent volunteer in the classroom and PTO, then as a substitute teacher (exclusively at WES) for six years, before Stewart Maxcy gave me the opportunity to teach full time in 2002. Since then, I have taught second, third, and gifted students, and am now in my second year of teaching fourth grade. I currently hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Elementary Certification Grades 1-6, and Gifted Endorsement. It was through the encouragement of several teachers for whom I substituted that I pursued certification in elementary education as a second career.

It was a natural path for me as I previously headed the training department of a financial institution in my hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. During that time, I was responsible for the training of all tellers, service representatives, and management trainees. Teaching children is certainly more interesting and rewarding. I thrive on the challenge of meeting the diverse needs of my students each day. While my expectations are high, my students know I believe in them and we celebrate their accomplishments no matter how small. I would not be able to devote the time and energy necessary to my teaching without the understanding and support of my husband Bill. It is an honor and a privilege to represent Wadsworth’s excellent team of teachers.

Click on each teacher’s or employee’s name in the table below to go to his or her page.

2011 Flagler County Teachers and Employees of the Year, By School (Click on Each Name to Read the Honoree's Story)

Teachers of the Year
School or Location
Joan Blasingame
Old Kings Elementary School
Deborah Breeding
Bunnell Elementary School
Cara Cronk
Indian Trails Middle School
Heather Doutrick
Rymfire Elementary School
Agatha Lee*
Belle Terre Elementary School
Christina Miller
Buddy Taylor Middle School
James Pignatiello
Flagler Palm Coast High School
Maureen Stowell
Adult Education
Beverly Thompson
Wadsworth Elementary
William Brian Tuttle
Pathways Academy
Louise Wolfe
Matanzas High School
Employees of the Year
Dario Arias
Custodial Services
Liz Astuto
Wadsworth Elementary
Laura Cappello
Plant Services
Margaret Carcagente*
Belle Terre Elementary
Gillian Ceballos
Indian Trails Middle School
Christina Connors
Rymfire Elementary
Peggi Hammack (Koch)
Old Kings Elementary
Angela Harris
Food Service
Roberta Kalva
Buddy Taylor Elementary
Cindy Kyska
Pathways Academy
Veronica Maggs
Adult Education
Shelley Rashelle Martin
Government Service Building
Darise Anne Pagello
Flagler Palm Coast High
Anne Risley
Kathy Summerlot
Matanzas High School
Kimberly Turner
Bunnell Elementary School
(*) Winners of district-wide honors.

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