Teacher and Support Employee of the Year Named

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 8:44pm

January 17, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Flagler County School District

Jason Wheeler

                                                                                                                                                                                      

Teacher and Support Employee of the Year Named

Flagler Schools announced the Teacher and Support of Employee of the Year during a Thursday evening celebration. The two winners will now represent Flagler County Schools in statewide competitions in the coming months.

Donelle Evensen is our Teacher of the Year. She is currently a Literacy Coach at Rymfire Elementary School.

Mrs. Evensen is a graduate of Flagler Palm Coast High School. Upon graduation, she attended the University of Central Florida, majoring in Exceptional Student Education. She returned to Flagler Schools following her graduation from UCF in 2006 and began teaching at Rymfire Elementary that fall.

On being named Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Evensen says, “It makes me feel like I may have accomplished what I’ve set out to do and that’s increase student achievement and increase support for our teachers and make them feel like they’re valued and are appreciated for what they do every day.“

She obtained her Masters degree in Elementary Reading and Literacy from Walden University in 2008. In 2017, she earned a Masters certification in Educational Leadership from Stetson University. Donnelle Evensen has been married for 16 years and she and her husband have four children.

Our Support Employee of the Year is Eugenia Moore, the Guidance Clerk at Matanzas High School, where she also serves as a Testing and ESE Secretary. She has worked with Flagler Schools since 2004.

Tonight’s award came as a shock. “Both my children are products of Flagler Schools. They’ve both been told they can do whatever they want and they have always had the support of their teachers. I am so proud of Matanzas and to be a part of the Flagler Schools family.”

Eugenia Moore attended Mitchell College and St. Johns University before moving to Flagler County in 2002. In addition to working at Matanzas, Ms. Moore has two children. Jadakiss, her son graduated from MHS last year and is a student at Daytona State College. Her daughter, Janay is a sophomore at Matanzas. On top of that, Ms. Moore has been a Girl Scout Troop leader for the past eight years.

Superintendent James Tager says “Both Donelle and Eugenia are shining examples of what it means to be a significant adult. They came to Flagler Schools in different ways, but after getting to know the two of them, it is easy to see why they were named our Teacher and Support Employee of the Year. They will represent Flagler Schools well this upcoming year.”

Eugenia Moore, Employee of the Year and Donelle Evensen, Teacher of the Year