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VCS Announces Superintendent’s Outstanding Achievement Award Winners


​The School District of Volusia County and FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools named Morgan Berry, principal's secretary at Citrus Grove Elementary School, and Marian Ridgeway, real estate specialist in the Facilities Department, as the 2017 Superintendent's Outstanding Achievement Award winners (see photos below).

Ms. Berry is described in a letter of recommendation from Assistant Principal Carol Sullo as having "a never-ending amount of positive energy, wealth of knowledge and organizational skills that makes her an excellent role model that has impeccable work ethic and interpersonal relationships."  With 21 years of experience with Volusia County Schools, Ms. Berry still has the teamwork philosophy of "we can do it!" which is her favorite expression.

Ms. Ridgeway has been employed by the school district for 13 years and was originally hired as a real estate specialist.  During the recession, the facilities department was reorganized and without hesitation or complaint Ms. Ridgeway took on additional responsibilities including those associated with school choice.  "She has demonstrated exceptional skill and dedication, consistently worked to improve her skills and performance, and contributes to the wellbeing of our students and schools," stated Saralee Morrissey, director of planning, in a letter of recommendation. Ms. Ridgeway is an employee who shows initiative and truly goes above and beyond.

The Superintendent's Outstanding Achievement Award is co-sponsored annually by FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools and Volusia County Schools.  It was initiated to honor support staff members who have demonstrated outstanding commitment, teamwork, cooperation and innovation in their jobs.

All 22 nominees will be honored at a breakfast this fall presented by FUTURES.  Other nominees for the Superintendent's Outstanding Achievement Award include: 

Nominee FirstNominee LastSchool/Department Name
Sandra "Joy"BarfieldTaylor Middle-High
MaryCafisoSugar Mill Elementary School
SylviaChristiansenFreedom Elementary
DeborahCombsSunrise Elementary School
DonnaCorraoDeBary Elementary
KellyFalconRiver Springs Middle School
ManuelaFerreiraSpruce Creek Elementary
AmandaForsytheDeltona High School
RosanneHernandezRiver Springs Middle School
LisaHubbardCypress Creek Elementary
Tonia D.MorganSeabreeze High School
JillRogersMainland High School
Cynthia A.RosaChisholm Elementary School
FrancesSenezDeLand High School
Linda SikesEdgewater Public School
LoriSmithGeorge Marks Elementary
DerekStephensSouthwestern Middle School
KendraTimpsonChampion Elementary
NordicaTownsendOsceola Elementary
GailWolcottIndian River Elementary School​

Morgan Berry, Citrus Grove Elementary

Marian Ridgeway, Facilities Department

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