Cantonment Rotary Recognized North Escambia Teachers Of The Year

May 12, 2024

The Rotary Club of Cantonment recently recognized teacher of the year from 12 schools located North of Nine Mile Road.

Rotarian Jim Prim worked with District 5 School Board Member Bill Slayton to organize the program.

The following teachers were recognized:

  • Mary Lewis, Jim Allen Elementary
  • Genia Bashore, Bratt Elementary
  • Jennifer Smith, Kingsfield Elementary,
  • Rionna Wages, Lipscomb Elementary
  • Candace Blackburn, Molino Park Elementary
  • Rosanna Newman, Westgate School
  • Cassi McGee, Pine Meadow Elementary (also ECSD teacher of the year)
  • Lisa Thomas, McArthur Elementary
  • Glenda Bell, Ernest Ward Middle
  • Angela Rose, Ransom Middle
  • Megan Carroll, Northview High School
  • Cristy Mills, Tate High School

Superintendent Keith Leonard was also in attendance. This is an annual event sponsored by Cantonment Rotary.


5 Responses to “Cantonment Rotary Recognized North Escambia Teachers Of The Year”

  1. Grateful on May 14th, 2024 8:44 am

    I met Mary Lewis at Carver Park assisting with food distributions, and have to say, that is one amazing woman.

    She seemingly knows everyone that comes thru the line at Carver Park and is a friend to all of them.

    I glad to see her get this deserved recognition.

  2. Donna on May 13th, 2024 9:49 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS Lisa Thomas. You have come along way in life. I’m very proud of you. I see your mom looking down on you and smiling down on you and her heart just glowing.

  3. Molino resident on May 12th, 2024 4:57 pm

    Congratulations. You all deserve this recognition. Way to go.

  4. Jkh on May 12th, 2024 3:15 pm

    I am so glad that Holly Lewis has been recognized she has had and great influence on my 3 children at Jim Allen 2 as Students and 1 as someone to just be a guidance. She has great character compassion and love for not only the students in her classroom but all those around her weather it be other children parents and or coworkers always a positive light and inspiration. Thank you again Mrs. Holly your very Loved and appreciated! Mr. Hardan

  5. Bonnie Exner on May 12th, 2024 11:02 am


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