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May 18, 2011: City Commission recognizes local teachers and public safety

During the Tuesday, May 17, Commission Meeting, the City Commission recognized all of the local “Teachers of the Year” in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. The City recognized the outstanding contributions each of them makes to better the lives of our children.

The following teachers were recognized: Liz De Veney (Coral Park Elementary), Nancy John (Country Hills Elementary), Debra Malara (Forest Hills Elementary), Tanuja Agarwal (James S. Hunt Elementary), Lauren Forney (Maplewood Elementary), Penny Miller (Parkside Elementary), Irene Bove (Riverside Elementary), Dianne Driscoll (Westchester Elementary), Cathy Sullivan (Coral Springs Elementary), Mark Chandler and Preschool Teacher Shelly Dennis (Coral Springs Charter School), Maureen Fischer (Eagle Ridge Elementary), Sara Habruzzo (Park Springs Elementary), Arlene Delman (Coral Springs Charter School), Nicole Beaney (Coral Springs Middle), Nancy Sheingold (Forest Glen Middle), Kevin Shurte (Ramblewood Middle), Sharron Murray (Sawgrass Springs Middle), Maureen Cook (St. Andrew Catholic School), Eric Yesner (Imagine Charter School of Broward), Mary Susan Trainor (Coral Springs Christian Academy), Jack Gilliland (St. Andrew CS K to 12 Virtual School), Robyn Pesicek (Coral Glades High), Lisa Bell (Coral Springs High),

Laura Roundtree (Marjory Stoneman Douglas High), Beth Goldman (J.P. Taravella High), and Amanda Marcum (Coral Springs Christian Academy).

“There are many great reasons to live in Coral Springs and the schools here are one of them. Thank you for the wonderful job you do,” Commissioner Larry Vignola said.

City officials also recognized The Knights of Columbus Coral Springs Council 8838 for partnering with the Coral Springs Medical Center in providing wheelchairs to patients being discharged who cannot afford one due to lack of insurance.

“This started with the veterans and I thought what a great opportunity to step up and help those who sacrificed for this country and it worked so well that they expanded it to other humanitarian needs. I want to thank you very much for stepping up and for what you do for our most needy,” Commissioner Tom Powers said.

The City Commission proclaimed the week of May 15, 2011 as Emergency Medical Services Week. Our emergency medical services teams are ready to provide life-saving care to those in need twenty-four hours a day. During this week, we recognize the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical service providers and ask our residents to join us in thanking them.

“My hat goes off to you and the same goes for our Police Department. It’s a great service to our citizens and we appreciate what you do,” Commissioner Vince Boccard.

Lastly, the City Commission also proclaimed the week of May 15, 2011 as National Police Week. Our Police Department plays an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of our residents. It is important that all citizens know and understand the responsibilities, hazards and sacrifices that our Police Department accepts as their duty. During National Police Week, City officials ask residents join us in commemorating those dedicated to law enforcement officers.

“This week, we are wearing a mourning band on our badge for all those who have fallen,” Police Chief Duncan Foster said.

Photos of these recognitions are available at 

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