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Cindy Kyska, 2011 Employee of the Year: Pathways Academy

| January 13, 2011

My name is Cindy Kyska (Keesh-ka). However, everyone just calls me Kyska. Most don’t even know I have a first name. I love it! I told my husband that I married him for his last name. My family and I moved to the sunny state of Florida from the snowy “cheese head” state of Wisconsin. I applied for a job with the Flagler County School District in 2002. Nancy Willis and Sheila Knighton were a couple of wonderful people on the hiring panel at Indian Trails Middle School. I started as a paraprofessional. Wow, what a rewarding position that was. When Harriett Holiday came on board at ITMS, I checked into working in the Media Center as a media clerk. I was hired and worked very closely with Ms. “C”, Monica Campana.

After a couple of years and a brief move back to Wisconsin, my husband missed his job as a fireman so we moved back to Florida in 2006. I talked with Stewart Maxcy and was hired as the new “River Deep Lady” in the Computer lab at Belle Terre Elementary. Those little kindergartners on a big computer: priceless. Their little imaginations are the innocent gift that inspires all of us. When the economy took a hit, it forced me to look for a year-round position. That’s when I met Carla Taylor, principal at Pathways Academy. Once again a beautiful lady opened a brand new door for me. My new job, with the help of the MIS team and finance department, has been very rewarding. The school environment has always been a special place for me to hang out.

I am a super proud mom of four with one grandchild. I truly am blessed to have been given the opportunity to have worked with the Flagler Family of people: so many talented folks all putting in their time and talents with the final goal – the success of our precious students in the Flagler County School District. Thank you so much for choosing me as the Employee of the Year for Pathways Academy.

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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