The School District of Indian River County Names District Teacher And School-Related Employee of the Year

The School District of Indian River County Names District Teacher And School-Related Employee of the Year
Posted on 01/25/2018

DATE: January 25, 2018

CONTACT:
Cristen McMillan
Phone: 772-564-5527

Vero Beach, FL – January 25, 2018 – The School District of Indian River County would like to recognize their District Teacher of the Year, Tess Borengasser, 2nd Grade Teacher at Glendale Elementary School, and District School-Related Employee of the Year, Jillian Brothers, Head Custodian at Fellsmere Elementary School. Tess and Jillian were recognized along with their colleagues at the “Stars of the Year” Gala, sponsored by MidFlorida Credit Union, on Monday night at Sebastian River High School Performing Arts Center. The Gala had a “Hollywood” feel and included performances from Sebastian River High School Encore Choir, directed by Mr. Larry Stanley; Storm Grove Middle School Jazz Band, directed by Mr. Sean Srigley; Storm Grove Middle School Orchestra, directed by Mr. Richard Ballinger; and Mr. Jody Brown, pianist. Tess and Jillian will continue in the competition in hopes of becoming Finalists for the State Teacher and School-Related Employee of the Year. The 2019 State Teacher of the Year Finalists will be announced in May, and the 2018 State School-Related Employee of the Year Finalists will be announced in March. 

Group Photo

Front: Jillian Brothers and Tess Borengasser

Back: School Board Members Dale Simchick, Tiffany Justice; Superintendent

Dr. Mark Rendell; School Board Members Charles Searcy, Shawn Frost, and Laura Zorc

Jillian Brothers

Jillian Brothers, with her colleague and fellow Finalist, Patty Giordano, react to Jillian

winning the District School-Related Employee of the Year Award

Tess Borengasser

Tess Borengasser receiving her District Teacher of the Year plaque and bouquet from Dr. Rendell

Jillian and Tess

Jillian and Tess receive checks from Gala sponsor, MidFlorida Credit Union, for being selected as the District Employee and Teacher of the Year

 Stars of the Year
Sebastian River High School Encore, under the direction of Mr. Larry Stanley

 Jazz Band
Storm Grove Middle School Jazz Band, under the direction of Mr. Sean Srigley

Middle School Orchestra 
Storm Grove Middle School Orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Richard Ballinger

 Jody Brown
Mr. Jody Brown, pianist