Recognition for Heightened Level of Service

Recognition for Heightened Level of Service

Ongoing professional development bodes well for individuals who strive to provide exceptional customer service, and so it is with our team of Certified and Master Custodians who have recently taken it upon themselves to heighten their level of service to others and elevate their personal capacity for success by completing job specific certification programs.

We celebrate the following individuals for the stellar service and interest in continued professional improvement:

Certified Custodian

Donald Jordan – Fairlawn Elementary

Michael Bean- Morningside Elementary

Certified and Master Custodian

Rudy Manna – Custodial Services

Tommie McCarthy – Forest Grove Middle School

Ramon Baluguer – Ft. Pierce Magnet School of the Arts

Soloman Stewart – Ft. Pierce Westwood High School 

Rey Almonte – Mariposa Elementary

Courtney Latimore – Northport K-8

Charles Smith – Palm Pointe Research School at Tradition

Ronald Beauford – Parkway Elementary

Wilfredo Valentin Garcia– St. Lucie West Centennial High School

Horace Lindsay – Treasure Coast High School

Janette Marin – West Gate K-8

Zino Mitchell – White City Elementary

5 Star Schools Shine

5 Star Schools Shine

St. Lucie Public Schools proudly celebrates its 26 schools that were recently recognized as Five Star Schools in recognition of their community service.

The Five Star School Award was created by the Commissioner’s Community Involvement Council and is presented annually to those schools that have shown evidence of exemplary community involvement. In order to earn Five Star School recognition, a school must show documentation that it has achieved 100 percent of the established criteria in the following categories.

  • Business partnerships
  • Family Involvement
  • Volunteerism
  • Student Community Service
  • School Advisory Councils

Schools must also earn a grade of “C” or above or improvement rating of “maintaining” or “improving” for the year of nomination.

Allapattah Flats K8 School

Bayshore Elementary School

Fairlawn Elementary School

Floresta Elementary School

Forest Grove Middle School        

Fort Pierce Magnet School

Frances K. Sweet Elementary School

Lakewood Park Elementary School

Lawnwood Elementary School

Lincoln Park Academy

Mariposa Elementary School

Morningside Elementary School

Northport K-8 School

Oak Hammock K-8 School

Palm Pointe Research School at Tradition

Parkway Elementary School

Port St. Lucie High School

Rivers Edge Elementary School

Southern Oaks Middle School

Southport Middle School

St. Lucie West Centennial High School

St. Lucie West K-8 School

Treasure Coast High School

Village Green Environmental Studies School

West Gate K-8 School

White City Elementary School


Florida Tobacco Cessation Alliance Silver Award

Florida Tobacco Cessation Alliance Silver Award

We thank Stacy Donnelly, our Wellness Manager for helping St. Lucie Public Schools stay focused on healthier habits.  At March’s School Board Meeting, Marsha Jaquays, Executive Director for the American Lung Association, presented the Silver Level Award to the School Board and Superintendent E. Wayne Gent on behalf of the Florida Tobacco Cessation Alliance.  This award recognizes the overall efforts to help employees break their nicotine addiction and adopt a healthier lifestyle.


*This award is based on the Public Health Services Clinical Practice Guidelines on “Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence.” Florida Tobacco Cessation Alliance has set up an award system for GOLD and SILVER level standards for comprehensive tobacco cessation benefits.