04-27-2010 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #7


Title
Recognition of Outstanding School Volunteers

Discussion

Ms. Yuridia "Judy" Lindo is a former student and volunteer at Space Coast Jr./Sr. High and the Outstanding Youth Volunteer for 2010. Ms. Lindo helps with the school's basketball program and most recently has helped in the school's Anatomy and Physiology class where she translates for two students who recently came from Cuba and spoke no English.  She not only translates for these students but has become a tutor and mentor, advising them when she thinks they may need a nudge in the correct direction.  Having lost both of her parents in Mexico by age 10 and then moved to a new country, Ms. Lindo uses some of her own stories about how she was able to overcome obstacles as a Spanish speaking student in an English speaking community to demonstrate that success is possible.

 

Mrs. Patricia Whitfield is the Outstanding Adult Volunteer for 2010 and she is a volunteer at Christa McAuliffe Elementary.  For the past three years Mrs. Whitfield has been on the PTO board, and she serves on the SAC Committee, organizes the used book sale and both the Fall Festival and Holiday Festival. Mrs. Whitfield works to raise funds for the school, keeping in mind the low-income demographic of many of the school’s families and she averages 35 hours of volunteer service at the school each week.

 

The Outstanding Senior Volunteer for 2010, Mrs. Kathleen "Scotty" Culp, has more than 31 years of volunteer experience in Brevard Public Schools, with more than 47,000 volunteer hours during that time.  Mrs. Scotty, as she is known around Satellite High, works with students on a variety of landscaping and beautification projects around the campus and she finances her landscaping activities by having students collect aluminum cans which she recycles.  When asked why she has volunteered at Satellite High for so many years, Mrs. Scotty replied, "There is nothing more satisfying or rewarding than to help your fellow man.  I enjoy helping students and enjoy working with all the members of Satellite High School."

 

Nominated for his volunteer service to Enterprise Elementary, Mr. Stephen Camick is the Outstanding Mentor Volunteer for 2010.  A Kennedy Space Center employee, Mr. Camick works his volunteer hours around launches while he mentors four students in need of his guidance as a role model.  In addition to mentoring, Mr. Camick serves on the SAC Committee, judges science fairs and often enlists the help of co-workers when additional volunteers are needed for a project at the school.



Recommendation
Recognize the district's Outstanding School Volunteers in the Youth, Adult, Senior and Mentor categories.

Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 4/27/2010

Authority for Action
FS 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Lynn M. Clifton, 633-1000 ext. 754