2019 Teacher & Support Employee of the Year
The Teacher of the Year
This program recognizes and honors the contributions of outstanding classroom teachers who have demonstrated a superior capacity to inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. Every year, nominations are made by students, principals, teachers and administrators for the Charlotte County Schools’ Teacher of the Year award. This event serves as the Foundation’s largest fundraiser for Take Stock in Children scholarships.
The 2019 Teacher of the Andrea Green. Andrea has been teaching in Charlotte County since 1999. She has served as an educator for grades 6 through 12 at both L.A. Ainger Middle School and Lemon Bay High School. Andrea currently teaches Advanced Placement Environmental Science, Honors Anatomy and Physiology, and Environmental Science at Lemon Bay High School. She is also the Environmental Club sponsor, a member of the Lemon Bay Literacy Council, and is an active participant in the school’s Science Professional Learning Community. Andrea recently earned a Master of Arts degree in Global Sustainability from the University of South Florida. Andrea’s professional goal is to help all students find success in, and cultivate an appreciation for science. She credits her success in education to collaboration with her many wonderful colleagues, past and present. She is also extremely thankful for the endless support of her husband, family, and friends.
Support Employee of the Year
The Support Employee of the Year Award recognizes outstanding support employees who have made unique and exceptional contributions to CCPS. Recipients of this award demonstrate commitment and leadership in their field of work and foster cooperative relationships with colleagues and in the community.
The 2019 Support Employee of the Year is Christy Buzzell. Christy was born in Urbana, Ohio, but has lived most of her life in Florida. As a child, she attended East Elementary and Punta Gorda Middle School and graduated from Charlotte High School. She is married to Bruce, and has four brothers and one sister. Christy started working at Charlotte County Public Schools as a paraprofessional in 1994 and has been with the District for 24 years. Fourteen of those years were at Deep Creek Elementary School and the last 10 years have been at Sallie Jones Elementary School. As a paraprofessional at Sallie Jones, she works with students in small groups to provide a more individualized instructional environment.
“It is an honor to be a finalist for the Support Employee of the Year.” ~Christy Buzzell