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Collier County Surprises Its Employees of the Year

School-Related Employee of the Year


Celebrate with us as we honor our outstanding Employees of the Year! These dedicated professionals have gone above and beyond, inspiring and supporting others every step of the way. Their hard work and passion shine through in everything they do, making a positive impact on our students, community, and beyond. From innovative teaching methods to exceptional leadership skills, they truly embody excellence in their roles. Let's give a round of applause to these remarkable individuals who make a difference in the lives of many. Thank you for all that you do!

  • Elementary School Teacher(s) of the Year: Janell Matos & Joanna Campanile, Vineyards Elementary
  • Middle School Teacher of the Year: Samantha Wilson, Gulfview Middle
  • High School Teacher of the Year: Lisa Townsend, Gulf Coast High School
  • Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year: Hunter Sayers, Adult and Community Education
  • Collier County Nominee for School-Related Employee of the Year: Sandy Rayburn, Village Oaks Elementary
  • Collier County Nominee for Teacher of the Year: Andrea Polanco, Oakridge Middle