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December 2020 Stellar Employee of the Month
Posted 12/16/20

It is my pleasure this evening to announce the Stellar Employee for the Month of December is Teresa Cardwell.


Teresa Cardwell is a teacher assistant within the Alternative Education Department at the Juvenile Justice School. She has been with the district for 26 years and in this position for 12 years.  Teresa Cardwell has shown dedication and exemplary performance as a teacher assistant at the Juvenile Justice School.  She has been dedicated to the Escambia County School District and has spent the last 12 years devoted to helping at-risk students. Not only is Teresa committed to teaching and assisting students each day, she has shown an exemplary commitment to the overall improvement of the school environment.  In addition to Teresa’s work ethic, experience, and ideas throughout the school year, she has taken it upon herself to improve important data-entry processes that help to onboard new students with seamless efficiency - both in the classroom and the main office.


Teresa is a life-long learner!  She exemplifies what it means to be an educator by participating in continuous skill building and development. She has stepped up with great courage and should be recognized for her efforts during the COVID shutdown where she helped monitor, trouble-shoot, and test several google classroom platforms.  

Not only does Teresa Cardwell courageously learn forward, she goes above and beyond to help all the teachers with a caring heart.  Teresa has been named, "Caring and Kind Cardwell!"  In addition to her excellent work ethic and pride in her daily tasks, Teresa has been a fundamental and vital support during the transition of new teachers.  Her genuine and uplifting outlook has helped set the tone for the extraordinary and positive changes made within the Juvenile Justice School.  She demonstrates authentic concern for the students and treats each student with respect and acceptance each time they enter the classroom.  It is because of Teresa Cardwell’s kindness, professionalism, and positive outlook at one of Escambia County School District's most challenging schools that she has been selected for Stellar Employee.  Teresa could not be more dedicated to the mission of educating and helping our at-risk youth.


Teresa Cardwell is Stellar because of her excellent work ethic and dedication to the staff and students throughout the Escambia County School District.  She exemplifies the Pillars of “People” and “Service” and it is for these reasons, and so many others, that she has been selected as our Stellar Employee of the Month of December 2020.


She will receive a plaque, pin, and a check for $100 from Members First Credit Union.