Substitute Employee of the Year

Shannon Gomes

Oriole Beach Elementary


We nominate Mrs. Shannon Gomes as our OBE Substitute of the Year– these are direct quotes from our OBE teachers and staff about Mrs. Gomes. It is obvious that we love her dearly and we would love to see her be recognized for her selflessness and devotion to OBE, the community, and to helping students!!!


Shannon has been a StaffEZ substitute for over two years.  She is one of our five star substitutes who is loved by both students and staff at Oriole Beach.  Shannon and her family fell in Love with Gulf Breeze while her husband was stationed at Hurlburt Field and decided that this was the ideal please to raise their three wonderful children.  Shannon decided to head back into the work force when their youngest child started kindergarten.  She feels that being a ParaPro Substitute affords her the luxury of supporting the Teacher’s and Office Staff when needed.   She knows that this past year has had its share of challenges and changes, but she loves that she can be one of the familiar faces that the students have grown to look for.  Shannon loves substituting because it also allows her the flexibility to still be a Mom first.