Two Fort Pierce Central staff, volunteer named S.T.A.R.S

Two Fort Pierce Central High School (FPCHS) staff members, and a volunteer, were honored as S.T.A.R.S (Special Thanks and Recognition), the district’s employee recognition program, at the St. Lucie County School Board meeting on February 11, 2014, for their quick thinking that potentially saved the life of a FPCHS student athlete. The focus of the STAR program is to RECOGNIZE employees for their behavior, skills and actions that correlate with the district vision, to REWARD employees on the results of their behavior and outcomes by clarifying what we value most as an organization, and to RECLAIM passive employees by rewarding those that exemplify our core values. Football coaches and teachers Josh Shaffer and Evan Muldoon, plus volunteer Tom Estep, all of whom fortunately had been trained to use an AED defibrillator, recently responded to a medical emergency involving the student athlete during a recent practice, using the defibrillator. The defibrillator at FPCHS is one of the dozens throughout St. Lucie Public Schools funded and donated through the Jessica Clinton Foundation, sponsored by Ray and Cheryl Lalloo. Pictured, from left, are Superintendent Genelle Yost, Estep, School Board chairman Debbie Hawley, Shaffer, Muldoon and Student Assignment Director Michelle Jerger, who made the presentation.