This recognition program showcases the many supportive areas wherein high performance school personnel are recognized for the role they play in ensuring students and schools have the proper care and services available to ensure their environment is one of enrichment, safety and serving the needs of our students and schools. The winner of the award will be named Hillsborough County's Instructional Support Employee of the Year and will go on to compete for the title at the state and, potentially, national levels.
Presenting Sponsor - Rays Baseball Foundation
Congratulations to our 2013 Instructional Support
Employee of the Year finalists!
Susan Blackmon – Oak Park Elementary
Susan Blackmon has worked in Hillsborough County Public Schools since 1988. She has been a loyal and dedicated servant to Oak Park students for the past 25 years. Susan is a high school graduate of Palmetto High School in Miami. She is a mother of three children, one of which received an academic scholarship from King High School. Two of Susan’s own children attended Oak Park Elementary. When she is away from school she enjoys writing poetry and has even had a number of poems published in Army Times and World of Poetry. She was also nominated for Women’s Who’s Who. This is Susan’s second time being a finalist for Instructional Support Employee of the Year.
Kelly Foss – Symmes Elementary
Kelly Foss grew up in Gorham, Maine, graduating from Gorham High School. Her husband, Dallas, was active duty Air Force for 20 years. They have two children, Kaitlyn and Christopher. Foss moved to Florida when her husband was stationed at MacDill AFB in 1997. She began working at Mintz Elementary as a lunchroom aide in 1997. She has been at Symmes Elementary since it opened in 2001. She took the position as Secretary IV in 2003. Foss enjoys participating in all school functions, such as skate night, chorus programs, Patrol Inductions and reading at Harvest Happenings. She has been a Princess Judge at the Fairy Tale Bowl for many years. She also volunteers through her other employer, The Disney Store. Foss is a member of The Krewe of Shamrock, where she was elected Queen for 2010-2011.
Gail Mosley – Robinson Elementary
As a 29-year veteran at J.S. Robinson Elementary School, Gail Mosley has fulfilled her duties with grace and finesse. She and her husband, Randy, have two successful sons and three fun loving grandchildren. Gail balances professional and personal careers seamlessly with an outstanding rapport with her families at home and at Robinson. In 1983, Mosley joined the Robinson family. From Dees Attendant to Write To Read Lab Aide, to a Secretary I to Data Processing Clerk to Principal’s Secretary, Mosley has maintained a level of confidentiality, support and empathy to all she’s connected with no matter the position she’s held. She inspires students to find their passion and motivates them through mentoring by having faith that students can exceed their dreams.
Cindy Nuñez – Claywell Elementary
Cindy Martinez Nuñez was born and raised in Tampa. She has worked for Hillsborough County Public Schools since 1987. For the past 20 years she is very proud to say that she has worked at Claywell Elementary as a kindergarten assistant. Cindy has an A.A. degree as well as a CDA. Her family is the most important part of her life, especially her two sons, Casey and Spencer. Her proudest moments are when she is working with children, hearing their laughter, and sharing in their accomplishments.
Congratulations to the 2013 Hillsborough County Instructional Support Employee of the Year!
Maryann Bordonaro, Essrig Elementary School