Susan S. Seal Receives 2018 FMEA Secondary Administrator of the Year Award

Susan S. Seal Receives 2018 FMEA Secondary Administrator of the Year Award

The Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) Awards Committee presented Principal Susan Seal of Treasure Coast High School (TCHS) with the 2018 FMEA Secondary Administrator of the Year Award on January 12 during the FMEA Professional Development Clinic/Conference at the Tampa Bay Convention Center.  The FMEA Awards and Recognition Program is one of the more visible ways in which FMEA can recognize those who make outstanding contributions to music education throughout the state.

 

This prestigious award is given to a school administrator who is not a professional music educator, but who displays ardent support of the school music program. This award recognizes leadership, excellence in encouragement and promotion of music education in Florida schools. The recipient must have demonstrated significant efforts in support of music education resulting in awareness or enhancement of the school’s music program and allocation of resources. Seal has been an educator in St. Lucie County for 23 years and is entering her 11th year as an administrator in the school district. She has been recognized in the district as a teacher of the year and as an assistant principal of the year as a result of her dedication to students and teachers. During her tenure as both principal and assistant principal, the arts programs at all three of the schools she has served have thrived and grown as a result of her support.

 

Under Seal’s leadership, the music program at TCHS has become an important part of the school culture. She works with the guidance department to make sure that all music classes are scheduled with the same considerations and priority given to the other academic classes. The music program has the fortune of being well funded because Seal takes the needs into consideration when setting budgets. As a result, the program has an excellent inventory and has been able to build a quality music library. When special situations arise, she is always ready to look for ways “outside of the box” to help find solutions. Administrative support has also allowed for the development of dynamic relationships with the feeder schools, ultimately affecting the growth of the music programs at TCHS.

Luke Hall, TCHS band master, nominated Seal for the award. There were many who submitted letters of support singing the praises of the acclaimed principal, including School Board Members, the Superintendent and the Mayor of Port St. Lucie.

 

 

 

 

Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) Presents Susan S. Seal with the 2018 FMEA Secondary…

Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) Presents Susan S. Seal with the 2018 FMEA Secondary…

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL –  The Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) Awards Committee presented Principal Susan Seal of Treasure Coast High School (TCHS) with the 2018 FMEA Secondary Administrator of the Year Award on January 12 during the FMEA Professional Development Clinic/Conference at the Tampa Bay Convention Center.  The FMEA Awards and Recognition Program is one of the more visible ways in which FMEA can recognize those who make outstanding contributions to music education throughout the state.

 

This prestigious award is given to a school administrator who is not a professional music educator, but who displays ardent support of the school music program. This award recognizes leadership, excellence in encouragement and promotion of music education in Florida schools. The recipient must have demonstrated significant efforts in support of music education resulting in awareness or enhancement of the school’s music program and allocation of resources. Seal has been an educator in St. Lucie County for 23 years and is entering her 11th year as an administrator in the school district. She has been recognized in the district as a teacher of the year and as an assistant principal of the year as a result of her dedication to students and teachers. During her tenure as both principal and assistant principal, the arts programs at all three of the schools she has served have thrived and grown as a result of her support.

 

Under Seal’s leadership, the music program at TCHS has become an important part of the school culture. She works with the guidance department to make sure that all music classes are scheduled with the same considerations and priority given to the other academic classes. The music program has the fortune of being well funded because Seal takes the needs into consideration when setting budgets. As a result, the program has an excellent inventory and has been able to build a quality music library. When special situations arise, she is always ready to look for ways “outside of the box” to help find solutions. Administrative support has also allowed for the development of dynamic relationships with the feeder schools, ultimately affecting the growth of the music programs at TCHS.

Luke Hall, TCHS band master, nominated Seal for the award. There were many who submitted letters of support singing the praises of the acclaimed principal, including School Board Members, the Superintendent and the Mayor of Port St. Lucie.

 

 

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About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 91.0 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

 

Susan Seal (center) with Luke Hall (left) and Dr. Ken Williams, President of FMEA, (right) receiving Secondary Administrator of the Year from FMEA

The 2018 Academic Challenge Set for January 19th

The 2018 Academic Challenge Set for January 19th

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL –  Do you have a keen sense of philosophy and humanities, knowledge of advanced mathematics and scientific theory, and a broad background in history? If so, you may stand a chance against this year’s Academic Challenge Team.  On Friday, January 19, local high school teams will compete for the overall St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) championship and a seat on this year’s six-member team representing SLPS at the State-level Commissioner’s Academic Challenge in the spring. 
 
The first round of competition will begin at 8 AM in the auditorium of St. Lucie West Centennial High School and admission is free.  While teams will vie for points to secure first, second, and third place bragging rights in the county, individuals will hit the buzzer for a chance to answer with hopes of capturing one of the six coveted Team St. Lucie seats.  At the end of the competition, judges representing all schools in the District review individual scores to select a State team that represents high scoring competitors with strong skill sets from the various academic topics such as humanities, foreign language, and mathematics.  This is the team that will represent the District at State.
 
Superintendent E. Wayne Gent expressed his appreciation for the dedication to excellence modeled by SLPS’s academic teams.  “I look forward to this annual competition.  Team members are to be commended for their academic skills and spirit of collaboration.”

 

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About St. Lucie Public Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 91.0 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.
 

 

Cobra Alumni Anthony Knighton Named Finalist for Jerry Rice Award

Cobra Alumni Anthony Knighton Named Finalist for Jerry Rice Award

Anthony Knighton, a graduate of Fort Pierce Central High School is currently attending Southern Illinois University (SIU) where he was named as a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award.  Weighing in at 246 and clearing six feet by two inches, this defensive end from Fort Pierce, Florida set SIU freshman records and led all MVFC freshmen in sacks (6.5) and tackles for loss (11.0) this season.
Knighton finished 11th in voting among the elite group of final contenders being considered for the Jerry Rice Award.  This award, named for the renowned Hall-of-Famer credited by many for being the greatest wide receiver, is given to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) player of the year. Knighton is credited with 28 tackles (21 solo), 9.5 TFL, 1 PBU, 5 QBH, and 1 FF (9 games).  He received recognition as a first team FCS freshman All-American by HERO Sports and was designated the runner-up for the Missouri Valley Football Conference Freshman of the Year Award.
His high school coaches were not at all surprised by these recognitions and stats.  Josh Shaffer, Knighton’s former head football coach at Fort Pierce Central High School said, “Anthony is an intelligent, hardworking young man. It does not surprise me to see him excel at such a high level. His humble nature allows him to focus on achieving excellence. He has consistently made his former teachers and coaches proud.”
Shaffer’s sentiments were echoed by Central’s Athletic Director Peter Crespo. “We are very proud of Anthony Knighton for being nominated for this award; however, we are not surprised. His character on and off the field exemplifies what every student athlete should strive for.”
What is surprising is the fact that Anthony almost hung up his cleats before heading into his high school senior year.  According to Knighton’s mother, there was a stand-out coach who motivated her son back onto the field.  “Coach Kappler saw something special in Anthony,” explained Shontay Marshall-Smith. “He had a way of connecting with him like no one else could.  When ‘Ant’ needed that extra inspiration to dig his heels in for one more season, Coach Kap was there.”
The 2018 Academic Challenge Set for January 19th

Cobra Alumni Anthony Knighton Named Finalist for Jerry Rice Award

FORT PIERCE, FL –  Anthony Knighton, a graduate of Fort Pierce Central High School is currently attending Southern Illinois University (SIU) where he was named as a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award.  Weighing in at 246 and clearing six feet by two inches, this defensive end from Fort Pierce, Florida set SIU freshman records and led all MVFC freshmen in sacks (6.5) and tackles for loss (11.0) this season. 
 
Knighton finished 11th in voting among the elite group of final contenders being considered for the Jerry Rice Award.  This award, named for the renowned Hall-of-Famer credited by many for being the greatest wide receiver, is given to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) player of the year. Knighton is credited with 28 tackles (21 solo), 9.5 TFL, 1 PBU, 5 QBH, and 1 FF (9 games).  He received recognition as a first team FCS freshman All-American by HERO Sports and was designated the runner-up for the Missouri Valley Football Conference Freshman of the Year Award.
 
His high school coaches were not at all surprised by these recognitions and stats.  Josh Shaffer, Knighton’s former head football coach at Fort Pierce Central High School said, “Anthony is an intelligent, hardworking young man. It does not surprise me to see him excel at such a high level. His humble nature allows him to focus on achieving excellence. He has consistently made his former teachers and coaches proud.”
 
Shaffer’s sentiments were echoed by Central’s Athletic Director Peter Crespo. “We are very proud of Anthony Knighton for being nominated for this award; however, we are not surprised. His character on and off the field exemplifies what every student athlete should strive for.”
 
What is surprising is the fact that Anthony almost hung up his cleats before heading into his high school senior year.  According to Knighton’s mother, there was a stand-out coach who motivated her son back onto the field.  “Coach Kappler saw something special in Anthony,” explained Shontay Marshall-Smith. “He had a way of connecting with him like no one else could.  When ‘Ant’ needed that extra inspiration to dig his heels in for one more season, Coach Kap was there.”
 
 
 
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About St. Lucie Public Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 91.0 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.