By Vickie Middlebrooks
Jennifer Seidenstucker, Treasurer at Eagles Landing Middle School was recently honored as one of five finalists for Florida’s 2013 School-Related Employee of the the Year. Florida Commissioner of Education, Tony Bennett and Florida Chancellor of Public Schools, Pam Stewart along with other education leaders from around the state recognized the finalists at a reception at LEGOLAND Florida on May 17.
Florida Chancellor of Public Schools Pam Stewart, Florida Commissioner of Education Tony Bennett and Eagles Landing Middle School Treasurer Jennifer Seidenstucker
Seidenstucker was recognized for her outstanding work and support of student learning. In her nomination letter, Principal Cynthia Chiapetta wrote, “Jennifer Seidenstucker is proactive in her duties, and she has had three consecutive years of perfect audits that indicate her talent, skills, dedication and work ethic.” Chiapetta noted further that Seidenstucker facilitates an open line of communication with staff, students and community regarding fiscal policies and procedures. Additionally, she coordinates all of the school incentive programs, serves as the United Way Chairperson, volunteers during Family Reading Night and Saturday tutorials, and has mentored other support staff for more than five years.
According to the nominating committee, Seidenstucker was instrumental in the design, implementation, and distribution of the school’s Emergency Response Plan. She also works with PTSA, and played an important role in making the Eagles Landing PTSA the Florida State PTSA of the Year in 2012. Seidenstucker and the PTSA president worked together on many fundraising programs, including the $500,000 acquisition of donated equipment through NASA.
In the community, Seidenstucker is known for her photography. In addition to winning awards for her skill, she donated one of her beautiful photos to the Palm Beach Zoo to help raise funds through their auction.
Sue Mullen from Bay County was selected as the Florida 2013 School-Related Employee of the Year from the top five finalists across the state.