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December Employee and Teachers of the Month

The December Employee of the Month is Deborah Brown, Finance Secretary. Brown has attended to the meticulous duties included in Finance for more than a decade. Prior to working with the District she served as an accountant with the Florida Lottery and a fiscal assistant at the FSU College of Law.

Her heart has always been with the school district as she is a proud alumna of Wakulla High School. Brown attended and graduated from FSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

Not only is she able to attend to details but Brown is also a lovely people person. She shares, “I love the variety of programs offered by the school district, from Pre-K to the high school welding program to the adult education CNA classes and our own Legacy Café.” Growing up at Crawfordville Elementary School she remembers the best part of her day was going to the library to see Mrs. Joyce Lewis. Brown adds, “It is a special treat that my office is in Mrs. Lewis’ Library. Every day I am surrounded by those good memories.”

When not busy with her family and serving the employees of the school district, Brown is a guardian for veterans assisting them in their annual trip to Washington D.C. Korean War Veteran Grady Phelps noted, “Mrs. Brown is an angel. Her encouragement and support on the Honor Flight made us all feel appreciated for our service.”

Chief Finance Officer Randy Beach applauds Deborah Brown. Beach notes, “Her duties require constant consistent energy on a daily basis as well as a high level of dedication to doing things right. Our accounting records are up to date and accurate thanks to her attention to detail and patience. It is comforting to know that financial records are in good order, especially as the arduous process of compiling the Annual Financial Report begins. Deborah is kind and ensures that anyone who walks through the door receives the help they need. I am very grateful to be able to recognize her as the December 2015 Employee of the Month."


December Teacher of the Month is Judy Brown, Wakulla Pre-K Teacher. Before she assumed a teaching position at the Pre-K in 2010, she served as a substitute teacher and the Crawfordville Elementary School Volunteer Coordinator. Brown also served as a teacher at the Tallahassee Museum of Natural History and Science.


Following her graduation from Marianna High School she attended and graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Early Childhood. Brown states, “I love to see children excited about coming to school. I love that I get to be silly and laugh with my little friends. It makes me happy to hear them say, “This was the best day ever!”


Brown supports the total school program in a variety of ways, from mentoring new teachers, serving on the District Professional Development Council, serving as the co-chair for Blessings in a Backpack, Sunshine Club and the Wakulla County Children’s Coalition.


Pre-K Principal Laura Kelley adds, “Ms. Judy is a sweet, soft-spoken, high energy nurturer of little champions. Music and movement are a part of her daily regime. Learning is fun in her room. Every day is a new adventure and one never knows what you will find when you visit her classroom at any given time. Rest assured that thing is for sure, 100% fun will be on the day’s agenda in Ms. Judy’s Pre-K classroom. In addition, she enjoys collaborating with her teammates to plan special events with her “wing mates” such as Johnny Appleseed Day, Thanksgiving Pow Wow, Polar Express Day and Dr. Seuss Day, just to name a few. Ms. Judy is highly respected by her colleagues. I am proud to have her as a mentor of the Eaglet team.”




Riversink Elementary School selected Marc Richter as their December Teacher of the Month representative. Richter has been serving as the Riversink Speech-Language Pathologist for the past five years. Prior to serving the Riversink Otters, Richter worked as an SLP at COAST Charter School and in Gadsden County.


An FSU graduate, Richard shares that he loves the variety of experiences in his job, “I get to work with a myriad of subjects including language, articulation, stuttering and social skills. There are many challenges but that just means I get to expand my knowledge and learn new approaches for teaching and therapy.”


Riversink Principal Simeon Nelson adds, “Mr. Richter is a dependable honest person with an awesome sense of humor. He is very dedicated to his craft and takes pride in his work. He goes well beyond his scope as a speech therapist. Mr. Richter strives to accommodate parents, staff and students. Students respond well to his efforts and he is certainly appreciated.”