District Names Employees of the Year

District Names Employees of the year for 2021-2022

Executive Director of Operations and Planning Pat Lefere and Superintendent Theresa Axford recognize Patricia Nicholas as the District Support Related Employee of the Year.

School Related Employee of the Year: Patti Nicholas

Administrative Aide to Superintendent

The Monroe County School District is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 District School Related Employee of the Year is Patricia Nicholas, the Administrative Aide to the Superintendent.  Nicholas has worked for the district for over 25 years and handles a myriad of duties in her role as Administrative Assistant, always with a smile and a positive attitude.  In addition to serving the executive offices, she participates in the Sunshine Club, organizes Muffins with the Superintendent, handles the office at City Hall and does the little things that make a big difference.

Superintendent Theresa Axford shared her thoughts on Nicholas’ recognition, “Patti treats everyone she meets like they are special.  I don’t think there is ever a time when she doesn’t go out of her way to satisfy a person’s needs no matter what they might be.  She has a ready smile and a laugh that’s contagious.  Patti’s an expert at calming the waters when someone is upset and with supporting them with the right answers and help.  She is master at scheduling and keeps everyone in the Superintendent’s office on the right page.  We would be lost without her.  She truly deserves this honor.

2021-2022 School Related Employees of the Year:

School Related Employees of the Year were named in several categories, each excelling in their positions while going above and beyond to support the district.  Please congratulate the following outstanding individuals:

Clerical/Office Group

Patti Nicholas, Administrative Aide to Superintendent – District Administration

Food Services Group

Lisa Gideon – Cook, Coral Shores High School      

Information Technology (IT) Group

Linda Signorelli – Technician, Stanley Switlik School  

Maintenance Group

Marco Chavez – HVAC Mechanic, Lower Keys Maintenance

Teacher Support Group

Herbert James – Permanent Substitute Teacher/Coach, Coral Shores High School               

Transportation Group

Angie Davis – Area Coordinator, Upper Keys Transportation