STAR Awards at March Board Meeting

The STAR program’s focus is to recognize employees for their behaviors, skills and actions that correlate with the District’s vision and acknowledge those that exemplify its core values.


Bus Driver Wanda Cooper – Transportation Department

Bus Aide Kaymal Whinfield – Transportation Department

(Both pictured above)

From a parent whose children ride the bus each day and shared her comments:

“My kids have great drivers and aides.  I cannot say enough about them.  They are very patient and love their job.  It shows!”


Teacher Crystal Nelson – Treasure Coast High School

Comment from a parent who shared the positive impact on Mrs. Crystal Nelson at TCHS:

“I know that the teacher of the year has already been selected for this year.  Please consider Mrs. Nelson in the future.  She is great.  While my daughter’s time at Treasure Coast will end in May, it has been a true blessing knowing that Mrs. Nelson has been my daughter’s teacher.” 


Plant Manager Juan Bello – Treasure Coast High School

Juan recently assumed the role of TCHS Plant Manager after our previous manager retired.  He has been an incredible leader for his staff and the school staff.  Juan is doing a great job at our school.  Maintenance workers have commented how they appreciate how fair he is with all workers.  We are so happy to have him as a Titan!


Teacher William Cromer – Allapattah Flats K-8 School

“I really want to commend Allapattah Flats K-8. There have been many instances where they show that they care about my children, and today marks another instance.  My son had a panic attack and went to the clinic. Mr. Cromer, the band teacher, took time of out his busy day to come visit my son and try to calm him down.  Because of him, I did not have to leave work to go pick up my son. I would be glad to stand up and say that Allapattah Flats is a great school that parents should aspire to send their children to.”

Author: Lydia Martin

Staff - (Changed 4/20/2023 8:56:31 PM)