Education Support Professional of the Year winners to be honored May 15


The Shelby County school district will honor all of the individuals who were named 2013-2014 Education Support Professional of the Year for their local schools or district departments at the May 15 Shelby County Schools Board of Education meeting. A reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. with a recognition ceremony to follow at 5:00 p.m. The Board of Education meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m.

The Board of Education will also honor the overall winners from several job classification categories and one overall district-wide winner for Education Support Personnel of the Year. The winners were nominated and elected by their co-workers from their local schools or departments. The winners each submitted essays detailing why they love their jobs, along with a letter of support from their principal or department supervisor to be considered for the overall category awards. A judging committee selected the category winners, along with an overall winner who will be named during the recognition ceremony on May 15.

The category winners are:

•Accounting: Julie Bennett, Shelby County High School bookkeeper
•Custodial: Willie Davis, Oak Mountain Elementary
•Food Service: Sherrie Jordan, Chelsea High CNP
•Instructional: Autumn Lamberth, Vincent Elementary nurse
•Transportation: Bobby Beane, mechanic
•Maintenance: Russell Bentley, Forest Oaks Elementary maintenance technician
•Secretarial: Cathy Majors, Montevallo High secretary

The other individuals who will be honored as local school or department winners are (by category):

Custodial: Bobby Hatter, custodian, Oak Mountain Middle; Fred Emery, custodian, Helena Intermediate; Darlene Carlisle, custodian, Valley Elementary; Trina Carter, registrar, Montevallo Middle School

Food Service: Tori Andrich, CNP Manager, Oak Mountain High; Liz Swindle, CNP employee, Calera Elementary; Tori Rawlins, CNP employee; Elvin Hill Elementary; Sherry Crauswell, CNP assistant manager, Valley Intermediate.

Instructional: Leigh Ann Parker, special education aide, Calera High; Kristie Pate, paraeducator, Linda Nolen Learning Center; Chad Foshee, instructional aide, Columbiana Middle School; Rebecca Brantley, Library Media aide, Montevallo Elementary; Linda Jones, interventionist, Chelsea High; Shannon Little, instructional aide, Inverness Elementary; Mark Windham, instructional aide, Calera Intermediate; Tina Littlefield, Library Media aide, Vincent Middle/High.

Maintenance: Garry Carlisle, maintenance technician, Helena Elementary; Jake Fields, maintenance technician, Chelsea Middle; Roger Williams, maintenance technician, Helena Middle; Heath Davis, maintenance technician, Wilsonville Elementary.

Secretarial: Penny Houston, registrar, Mt Laurel Elementary School; Terrie Wiglesworth, front office secretary, Riverchase Middle; Michele Jebeles, front office secretary, College and Career Center; Julie Brane, front office secretary, Oak Mountain Intermediate; Kaylin Foster, front office secretary, Calera Middle; Luverna Arnold, secretary, Central Office; Becky Sellers, registrar, Shelby Elementary; Rhonda Kent, front office secretary, Chelsea Park Elementary; and Kristie Domovic, registrar, New Direction.