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VCS Announces Superintendent’s Outstanding Achievement Award Winners


The School District of Volusia County and FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools named Richard Shaw, principal’s secretary at Cypress Creek Elementary School, and Dee Dee Marquart, administrative secretary for Federal Programs/Grants Development, as the 2016 Superintendent’s Outstanding Achievement Award winners (see photos below).

Mr. Shaw is described in a letter of recommendation from Dr. Lifvendahl, principal of Cypress Creek Elementary, as a model employee with his commitment to hard work, outstanding communications and relationships.  In his own words, Mr. Shaw wrote in his application, “I am part of something much bigger; part of the learning environment as a whole where the entire school family thrives and can excel.”  Mr. Shaw is committed to the overall success of Cypress Creek Elementary, which has directly impacted student achievement, school improvement and family involvement.

Ms. Marquart is devoted to supporting her colleagues and department, going out of her way to help people in need. “She loves people, works hard and always tries to lift the spirits of those around her,” stated Leticia Roman, director of Federal Programs/Grants Development Services, in a letter of recommendation.  Ms. Marquart’s professionalism, dedication and attention to detail are apparent in the support and assistance she provides to her department, schools, the district and community.

The Superintendent’s Outstanding Achievement Award is co-sponsored annually by FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools and Volusia County Schools.  It was initiated to honor support staff members who have demonstrated outstanding commitment, teamwork, cooperation and innovation in their jobs.

Richard Shaw, Cypress Creek Elementary School
Dee Dee Marquart, Federal Programs/Grants Development

Other nominees for the Superintendent’s Outstanding Achievement Award include: 

Nominee FirstNominee LastSchool/Department Name
TracyAlexanderOrange City Elementary
VictoriaBanksOsceola Elementary School
Lu-AnneBlankenshipFederal Programs & Grants Development
JascelynBolesCoronado Beach Elementary School
BetsyBurrisStudent Transportation Services
RoxieConferSunrise Elementary School
GlendaCoursenAlternative Education
MarieDelahantyNew Smyrna Beach Middle School
Theodora "Teddi"DragerSugar Mill Elementary School
HeatherFloresCitrus Grove Elementary School
CathyFloresDeltona Lakes Elementary
Cynthia FraserEdgewater Public School
PamelaHaldiChisholm Elementary
MarilynJordanHuman Resources
TeriJudgeSpirit Elementary
LaurieKingEdgewater Public School
CathyKnowlesDeltona High School
LoriLighthartSweetwater Elementary School
ShirleyLittleDeLand High School
GlendaMcCrayBlue Lake Elementary
Pauline SchaackSeabreeze High School
SabrinaSmithRiver Springs Middle School
AnneTredentLongstreet Elementary
RobynTrosanTomoka Elementary
William "Wil" R.VaughtTechnology Services and Innovation
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