Angela "Grace" Kennedy

Woodlawn Beach Middle School


Our nominee is extremely dedicated, kind, and helpful. We are lucky and proud to have her on our staff. She happily serves our community bringing a ray of sunshine to everyone she meets. She serves our students as an ESE Paraprofessional pushing into classes. Through her role, she provides the love, and the one-on-one attention that they need.  Our students love and respect her for her positive vibes, and the ability  to encourage them and help them with their daily lessons. The positive reinforcement, and reward incentives help push our students and ensure success. She also serves on the Leadership Reading Team, and is a member of the First Priority Christian Club. In addition, she has a supporting role in the Music Departmentís Madrigal performance this year. Our nominee spends a lot of her spare time in continuing education studying the latest strategies to ensure the success of our students. Currently, she is diligently working towards her certification in mathematics (grades 5-9), has passed the ESE K-12 exam, and is finishing up the final coursework for her MA in Organizational Leadership. Our nominee recently retired after 27 years of service in the Air Force. First thing in the morning, you will find her at the front door with a smile, greeting our students. She also assists in other areas where needed without prompt. With her colleagues, she is the first one to offer a helping hand, whether it be a hug or a cup of coffee. Her colleagues appreciate her for going beyond her job duties by offering to grade papers, and stay after hours to help people until the job is done. Her dedication to our students is something to be admired and honored. We are proud to recommend her for Santa Rosa County School Related Employee of the Year!