Finalists Selected for Support Person of the Year

Orange County Public Schools has chosen five employees as finalists for the 2016 Support Person of the Year. The winner will be announced during the OCPS Support Person of the Year Awards Ceremony next month.

Finalists include Sonya Sexton, clerk at Conway Middle School; Meltonia Presley, ESE paraprofessional at Pineloch Elementary School; Maria Spegal, media clerk at Timber Creek High School; Kimberly Richardson, school secretary at Winter Park Ninth Grade Center; and Michael Stringer-Bratton, permanent substitute at Wolf Lake Middle School.

The person chosen as the Orange County Public School Support Person of the Year will be considered for the Florida School-Related Employee of the Year, a state program that honors outstanding support personnel for their contributions to schools and districts. Support personnel are essential to the successful operation of a school or district office. Nominees demonstrate exceptional skill and dedication in the performance of their jobs, thereby earning them the respect and admiration of students, teachers, administrators, co-workers, and parents.


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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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