Escambia Schools Announce Their Teachers Of The Year

October 31, 2017

Teachers of the Year have been named at each school in the Escambia County School District.

Each teacher on the list has been selected by their peers and they represent ingenuity, dedication, compassion, organization, and so many other traits shared by teachers in their schools. They teach subject areas and how to use technology, but they also teach life skills and employability skills such as teamwork, time management, and social responsibility.

Each has been honored by their school and they will be honored at the District level at the Golden Apple Awards set for Jan. 26, 2018. Sponsored by the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation is a special night when each of these outstanding educators will receive their Golden Apple. The top five will receive special recognition and the overall Teacher of the Year will be announced.

Several North Escambia area Teachers of the Year have already featured with a front page photo on, and we will continue to feature them over the coming days.

The Escambia County School District’s Teachers of the Year are:

Alternative Education — Mercedes Musto
Jim Allen Elementary — Cheryl Massey
Jim C. Bailey Middle — Bobby White
Bellview Elementary — Katie Trier
Bellview Middle — Paulette Brown
Beulah Academy of Science — Rodney Story
Beulah Elementary — Suzanne Hollingsworth
Blue Angels Elementary — Donna C. McKay
Bratt Elementary — Kim Ryan
Brentwood Elementary — Mrs. Scotti Mason
Brown-Barge Middle — David Mellor
Byrneville Elementary — James McDaniel
Camelot Academy — Barbara Belvin
Hellen Caro Elementary — Amy Blamires
N. B. Cook Elementary — Kim Anthony
Cordova Park Elementary — Julios Dewberry
Ensley Elementary — Myra L. Palmer
Escambia High — Keitha Jenkins Brown
Escambia Westgate — Barbara McGill
Ferry Pass Elementary — Nikki Cole
Ferry Pass Middle — Dustin Brenton
Global Learning Academy — Clarence Myles, Jr.
Reinhardt Holm Elementary — Tonya Gron
Lakeview School — Sherry King
Lincoln Park Primary — Jamila Richardson
R. C. Lipscomb Elementary — Patti Payne
Longleaf Elementary — Rena Croker
L. D. McArthur Elementary — Elizabeth Benoit
McMillan Pre-K — Lillian Welch
Molino Park Elementary — Shana Brown
Montclair Elementary School — Catherine Gritsavage
Myrtle Grove Elementary — Angela Carver
Navy Point Elementary — Dawn Paulus
Northview High — Megan Carroll
Oakcrest Elementary — Lori Martin
Pensacola High — Thelma Mullin
Pine Forest High — Jeffrey Lance
Pine Meadow Elementary — Vanessa Taylor
Pleasant Grove Elementary — Alison Schultheis (Sarah)
Ransom Middle — James Jackson
Scenic Heights Elementary — Melissa Thompson
O. J. Semmes Elementary — Cole Harper
Sherwood Elementary — Alexis Quick
George Stone Technical Center — Susan Shockley
A. K. Suter Elementary — Susan Anderson
J. M. Tate High — Alton “Dale” Gilmore
Title 1 — Wendy Ellis
Ernest Ward Middle — Jennifer Luker
Warrington Elementary — Keri Buck
Warrington Middle — Anne Laurenzi
Booker T. Washington High — Carla Ross
C. A. Weis Elementary — Jennifer Kemp
West Florida High — Shawn Walker
West Pensacola Elementary — Tereasa Newton
W. J. Woodham Middle — William Broome
J. H. Workman Middle School — Milagros Sessions

Escambia Charter, Jacqueline Harris Prep. Academy and Pensacola Beach Elementary did not submit names for the list.


7 Responses to “Escambia Schools Announce Their Teachers Of The Year”

  1. J. Preininger on December 5th, 2017 6:19 am

    Congratulations To Mr Shawn Walker! You are an amazing teacher and I know my son enjoyed your classes so much.

  2. Bonnie Exner on November 1st, 2017 12:12 am


  3. Karen Mattox on October 31st, 2017 7:21 pm

    Congratulations to all–especially to you Patti Payne!!

  4. Pops on October 31st, 2017 3:51 pm

    Beulah Elementary — Suzanne Hollingsworth
    ^^hands down best teacher ever^^

  5. My2Cents on October 31st, 2017 11:05 am

    Congrats Teachers! You have a thankless job at times.

  6. Brenda Rivers on October 31st, 2017 10:16 am

    I’d like to say congratulations to my son’s former 1st-grade teacher Melissa Thompson of Scenic Heights Elementary. She truly is an exceptional teacher.

  7. Vanessa Arnold on October 31st, 2017 7:32 am

    Wow! Congratulations to all of the teachers who truly deserve recognition. Special thanks to my friend Donna Lucas for all the challenges she has endured. Parents, lets keep our children in prayer because there are so many dangers in and out of the school setting and it helps when there are genuine teachers and faculty members who operate with complete honesty and integrity. Those are the ones who make a positive difference in a the lives of our children. Congrats to all of the truly great teachers who are not named on the list this year – keep up the great work. You are greatly appreciated!

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