Exceptional education teacher Mary Joann Trubisky from Windmill Point Elementary School was announced as the 2013 Teacher of the Year, and Weatherbee Elementary School behavior technician Francesca Petrocelli was named 2012 School Related Employee of the Year for St. Lucie County Public Schools at the annual Night of the Stars celebration held February 25, 2012, at Lincoln Park Academy, co-sponsored by the school district and the St. Lucie County Education Foundation. Both winners will continue on to regional competition. Also honored were Outstanding First Year Teacher Kelli Siters of Port St. Lucie High School and Distinguished Minority Educator Harry Belafonte Williams of Fort Pierce Central High School, both local recognitions. Pictured, front row, from left, are: 2012 School Related Employee of the Year Francesca Petrocelli; 2013 Teacher of the Year Mary Joann Trubisky; seated, Outstanding First Year Teacher Kelli Siters; Pamela Houghton of Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, sponsor of the Outstanding First Year Teacher award; Distinguished Minority Educator Harry Belafonte Williams; and Linda Fitzpatrick of Keiser University, sponsor of the Distinguished Minority Educator award. Back row, from left, are: St. Lucie Education Foundation board member Brian Garcia, also representing Teacher of the Year award sponsor The Morganti Group; Paul Colby, also of The Morganti Group; Richard Houghton of Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies; and Education Foundation president Michael Waninger.